Predictive factors of ICU bedsores using Braden scale
Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: July 30, 2014, 18 (4); e74112
July 29, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
June 01, 2014
July 15, 2014
F, et al. Predictive factors of ICU bedsores using Braden scale,
J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci.
Background: Bed sore is a major problem for inpatients in the hospital. This study was aimed to determine the predictive factors of bedsore in Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Methods: A descriptive – analytical study was conducted on 673 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) inpatients of 6 selected hospitals in a period of 6 months in Guilan. The participants were selected via simple random sampling. Data were collected by the Braden Scale whose reliability and validity had breen confirmed in previous studies. Data were fed into SPSS software and analyzed using t-test, chi-square and Logistic regression.
Results: The mean age of the subjects was 45.35±16.7. Incidence of bedsore was 3.6%. Dietary patterns, wear and tension were identified as predictors of bed sore after adjustment of odds ratio.
Conclusion: We can properly manage the bed sore and its complications, in addition to predicting the parameters of the given model, through attention to proper nutrition, stretching the muscles and tissues of the patients in ICU. Retraining the personnel of the intensive care unit and training the patients are recommended.
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