A new pressure ulcer risk assessment scale for individuals with spinal cord injury.

@article{Salzberg1996ANP,
  title={A new pressure ulcer risk assessment scale for individuals with spinal cord injury.},
  author={Claudia A. Salzberg and Daniel W. Byrne and C. Gene Cayten and P van Niewerburgh and Jane G Murphy and M G Viehbeck},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={96-104}
}
Each year, one-fourth of the 200,000 individuals with spinal cord injury in the United States develop pressure ulcers. No method currently exists, however, to accurately identify which of these individuals are at increased risk for development of pressure ulcers. We studied 219 spinal cord-injured patients, seen at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, during a 6-yr period. Our goal was to develop a pressure ulcer risk assessment scale, specifically for persons with SCI. Each risk factor had to… CONTINUE READING

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