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A Study to Assess the Risk of Developing Pressure Sore among Critically Ill Patient Admitted in SMCH

P. Meena

Abstract: Pressure sore is one of the common problems in health care. Pressure sore also known as decubitus ulcer is a serious problem that leads to pain due to longer hospital stay and slow recovery from patients confined to bed, chair, wheelchair who have limited mobility, with poor nutrition and incontinence are likely to develop pressure sores. Centre of Disease Control and Prevention estimated around 2.5 million people dies annually in 2016 due to pressure sore. Objective: to assess the risk of developing pressure sore in critically ill patients and to assess the development of pressure sore between critically ill patients and evaluate their influence on the association between Braden pressures sore risks assessment scale. Methods: An experimental study was conducted with 30 samples who met the inclusion criteria. Braden risk assessment scale was used to assess the risk of development of pressure sore among critically ill patients. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The present study observed that out of 30 samples, among 8 samples (26.66%) were in the age group of 40 to 50 years among this sample in that 5 samples(16.6%) have high risk for developing pressure sore,2 samples(6.66%) are moderate risk 1 sample (3.33%)have mild risk, 9 samples (30%) were in the age group of 51-60 years among this sample in that 4 samples (13.3%)is high risk, 3 samples (10%) is moderate risk, 2 sample (6.66%) is mild risk ,6 samples (20%) were in the age group of 61-70 years among the sample in that 2 samples(6.66%) are high risk, 3 samples (10%) are moderate risk, 1 sample(3.33%) is mild risk , 7 samples (23.33%) were in the age group of 71 -80 years among the sample in that 2 sample(6.66%) are high risk ,3 sample are (10%) moderate risk ,no mild risk and 2 samples are normal. The present study significantly associated the developing pressure sore among critically ill patient with the demographic variables such as age, previous hospitalization and period of hospitalization of P

Keywords: Risk, Pressure sore, Critically Ill Patient,

Country: India, Subject Area: Nursing and Health Professions

Pages: 1432 - 1435

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019

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P. Meena, "A Study to Assess the Risk of Developing Pressure Sore among Critically Ill Patient Admitted in SMCH", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i7/show_abstract.php?id=ART20199874, Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019, 1432 - 1435

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