Document Detail


Effects of a Comprehensive Nutritional Program on Pressure Ulcer Healing, Length of Hospital Stay, and Charges to Patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22964824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The burden of pressure ulcers will intensify because of a rapidly increasing elderly population. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary nutritional protocol on pressure ulcer wound healing, length of hospital stays, and charges for pressure ulcer management. The pre/post quasi-experimental design study comprised of 100 patients (50 patients in each group) 60 years or older with pressure ulcer. Research questions were analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequencies, chi-square tests, and t tests. Study findings indicate that the intervention was effective in improving pressure ulcer wound healing, decreasing both hospital length of stay (LOS) for treatment of pressure ulcer and total hospital LOS, while showing no significant additional charges for treatment of pressure ulcers. The older adults are at the highest risk of developing pressure ulcers that result in prolonged hospitalization, high health care costs, increased mortality, and decreased quality of life.
Authors:
Beverlin Allen
Related Documents :
22759834 - Pressure during decision making of continuous sedation in end-of-life situations in dut...
6134604 - Effects of beta-adrenoceptor blocking drugs on human sigmoid colonic motility.
17023824 - Stiffness of the abdominal aorta in beta-thalassemia major patients related with body i...
24476194 - Concurrent and lagged effects of registered nurse turnover and staffing on unit-acquire...
7628794 - Calcium accumulation in experimental hypertension.
7599294 - Intramedullary femoral nailing in sheep: does severe injury predispose to pulmonary dys...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nursing research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-3799     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nurs Res     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208508     Medline TA:  Clin Nurs Res     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Sister Emmanuel Hospital, Miami, FL, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Genetic control of testis development.
Next Document:  Screening for Ovarian Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation State...