International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023

Demographic Data of Patients with Pressure Ulcer and Duration taken for Healing in Out of Hospital Care Setting

Neeti Nayak | Dr. Vijay Janagama | Dr. Gaurav Thukral [2] | Dr. Sunanda Kandiraju

Abstract: The frequency of pressure ulcers among patients living at home or in Transition Care Centers lacks a well-defined standard. To assess the prevalence of this issue, we conducted surveillance from January 2022 to December 2022 at various patient sites and Transition Care Centers within HCAH. Throughout the study, a total of 1, 505 patients who received HCAH services participated, and 118 cases of pressure ulcers were identified. Among these patients, 7% presented with grade 4 ulcers, 12% with grade 3, 64% with grade 2, and 17% with grade 1. It is worth noting that a significant proportion of these patients acquired their ulcers either during hospitalization or prior to admission to transition care centers. This study has revealed those 62% patients were recovered and improved bedsore grade that was present at the time of on boarding. Majority of the patients were of age 60 or above, and with comorbidities. Furthermore, the study indicates that the average time required for recovery varied across different age groups. In the 0-30 age group, the average recovery time was 10 days, while for the 31-40 age group, it was 19 days. The 41-50 age group had an average recovery time of 21 days, the 51-60 age group took 28 days, and the above 60 age group required 30 days for recovery.

Keywords: Bedsore, Pressure Ulcer, Homecare, Transition Care Centre, average recovery time, preventive measures, healing

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,

Pages: 1037 - 1041

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