Nutritional status, pressure sores, and mortality in elderly patients with cancer.

@article{Waltman1991NutritionalSP,
  title={Nutritional status, pressure sores, and mortality in elderly patients with cancer.},
  author={Nancy L. Waltman and Nancy Bergstrom and Nicola Armstrong and K T Norvell and Barbara Braden},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={1991},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={867-73}
}
This prospective study aimed to determine differences in nutritional status, incidence of pressure sores, and incidence of mortality between two groups, one composed of 33 elderly, institutionalized patients with cancer and the other a matched group of 33 patients without cancer. Subjects with cancer were paired with subjects without cancer based on age (mean = 78), sex, and pressure sore risk. Skin breakdown, dietary intake, and blood and serum indices of nutritional status were studied for 12… CONTINUE READING
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