BRADEN ALBUMIN SCALE – IDEAL FOR IDENTIFYING PRESSURE ULCER RISK IN COMPLETELY BED-RIDDEN PATIENTS.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 5105-5116
AbstractPressure ulcers are localized pressure injuries to the skin and/or underlying tissue that occur over a bony prominence area as a result of pressure or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction.A non-experimental descriptive design with survey approach used with an aim to assess the pressure ulcer risk of 150 completely bed-ridden patients by using Braden albumin scale. Modified Braden and Bergstrom (1987) conceptual model was used for this study. The reliability was 0.70. Self-structured questionnaire was used for collecting socio-demographic data by report analysis schedule and standardized Braden albumin scale was used to assess the pressure ulcer risk in completely bed ridden patient by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study resulted the effective detection of high risk groups for pressure ulcer i.e 43.3% has high risk, 14.7 % moderate risk and 6.7% Severe risk for development of pressure ulcer.
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