[Pressure ulcers in the elderly: analysis of prevalence and risk factors].

  title={[Pressure ulcers in the elderly: analysis of prevalence and risk factors].},
  author={Maria C{\'e}lia de Freitas and Adriana Bessa Fernandes Medeiros and Maria Vilan{\'i} Cavalcante Guedes and Paulo C{\'e}sar de Almeida and Francisca Tereza de Galiza and J{\'e}ssica de Menezes Nogueira},
  journal={Revista gaucha de enfermagem},
  volume={32 1},
Studies on the prevalence of pressure ulcer and e.rperiences of living with elderly people with injuries during practice in long-stay institutions for the elderly have given rise to many concerns. This work aims to examine the prevalence and risk factors of pressure ulcer in the institutionalized elderly. This retrospective, quantitative study was held in a public long-stay institution for the elderly in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. The sample consisted of 300 medical records of elderly from 2006… CONTINUE READING

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