A prospective cohort study of lower-extremity pressure ulcer risk among bedfast older adults.


OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence and identify risk factors for lower-extremity pressure ulcers in bedfast older adult patients. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING A 500-bed long-term-care facility in Japan. PATIENTS A total of 259 patients who were aged 65 years or older, confined to bed, and without lower-extremity pressure ulcers at… (More)


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