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

@article{Okuwa2006APC,
  title={A prospective cohort study of lower-extremity pressure ulcer risk among bedfast older adults.},
  author={Mayumi Okuwa and Hiromi Sanada and Junko Sugama and Michiko Inagaki and Chizuko Konya and Atsuko Kitagawa and Keiko Tabata},
  journal={Advances in skin & wound care},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={391-7}
}
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 enrollment participated in the study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Incidence of occurrence, wound characteristics, and risk factors for lower-extremity… CONTINUE READING