Braden scale: validity in community-based older adults receiving home health care.

@article{Bergquist2001BradenSV,
  title={Braden scale: validity in community-based older adults receiving home health care.},
  author={S. Walter Plymouth Bergquist and Rita A. Frantz},
  journal={Applied nursing research : ANR},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={
          36-43
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Braden Scale and optimal frequency of risk reassessment in older adults receiving home health care. Data were collected from the records of 1,711 nonhospice patients aged 60 years or older who did not have pressure ulcers at the beginning of home health care. Patient records were followed forward chronologically to one of two outcomes: pressure ulcer development or pressure ulcer absence (pressure ulcer free when home health services… CONTINUE READING
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