Patient risk factors for pressure ulcer development: systematic review.

  title={Patient risk factors for pressure ulcer development: systematic review.},
  author={Susanne Coleman and Claudia A Gorecki and Elizabeth Andrea Nelson and S. Jos{\'e} Closs and Tom Defloor and R H G Halfens and Amanda J Farrin and Julia M. B. Brown and Lisette Schoonhoven and Jane E Nixon},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  volume={50 7},
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors independently predictive of pressure ulcer development in adult patient populations? DESIGN A systematic review of primary research was undertaken, based upon methods recommended for effectiveness questions but adapted to identify observational risk factor studies. DATA SOURCES Fourteen electronic databases were searched, each from inception until March 2010, with hand searching of specialist journals and conference proceedings; contact with experts and a… CONTINUE READING
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