ISSN: 0970-938X (Print) | 0976-1683 (Electronic)

Biomedical Research

An International Journal of Medical Sciences


Evaluation of risk factors for pressure injuries in home care unit patients

The author aimed to evaluate the risk factors for pressure injuries in those receiving home care units. This cross-sectional descriptive study was performed in 786 patients who were served from home care unit between 1st March 2016 and 31st April 2016. Patients’ pressure injury was evaluated with Braden risk assessment scale. The mean age of seven hundred eighty six patients was 71.22 ± 16.23 y; 51.3% of them were female. In home care unit patients, the pressure injury prevalence is 29.8%. It was observed that in patients who had 11.9 ± 3.0 point averages from the Braden risk assessment scale. It was seen the pressure injury evaluation and in patients who had 21.1 ± 3.4 point averages it was not seen any evaluation of the pressure injury (t=14.6, p=0.000). In home care patients, the pressure injury prevalence is found in 29.8% age, having chronic illness, nutrition status are risk factors to pressure injury in home care patients. Patients who were served in home care unit had high risk for pressure injuries. In this respect, in home care patients should be evaluated for pressure injuries.

Author(s): Mahcube Cubukcu
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