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The Relationship Between Pressure Ulcer Prevalence, Body Mass Index, and Braden Scales and Subscales: A Further Analysis

Pokorny, Marie E. PhD, MSN; Rose, Mary Ann EdD, MSN; Watkins, Frank RN, CCRC; Swanson, Melvin PhD; Kirkpatrick, Mary K. EdD, MSN; Wu, Qiang PhD

Advances in Skin & Wound Care: January 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 1 - p 26–30
doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000437641.22278.67
Features: Original Investigations

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether any of the Braden subscales were more strongly related to pressure ulcer occurrence than the Braden total score in obese and nonobese hospitalized patients. The authors investigated whether defining high risk for the total Braden score of 16 or less was associated with pressure ulcer occurrence.

This study evaluates whether any of the Braden subscales were more strongly related to pressure ulcer occurrence than the Braden total score in obese and nonobese hospitalized patients.

Marie E. Pokorny, PhD, MSN, is Professor and Director of PhD Program; and Mary Ann Rose, EdD, MSN, is Professor of Nursing, both at East Carolina University College of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina. Frank Watkins, RN, CCRC, is Research Nurse Specialist, Vidant Health Center, Greenville, North Carolina. Melvin Swanson, PhD, is Professor; Mary K. Kirkpatrick, EdD, MSN, is Professor and International Coordinator; and Qiang Wu, PhD, is Assistant Professor, all at East Carolina University College of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

Submitted April 4, 2012; accepted in revised form October 10, 2012.

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