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Predicting pressure ulcer risk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12715564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Braden scale is a widely used pressure risk assessment tool and it is, therefore, essential to ensure that the tool is reliable and valid. Several studies have questioned the predictive validity of the Braden scale (Nixon and McGough, 2001). Bergstrom et al (1998) used a quantitative research paradigm to evaluate the effectiveness of the Braden scale in predicting which patients who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers in three different clinical settings in the USA. The study aimed to determine at what point a pressure ulcer will develop, the critical cut-off point, and whether this cut-off point can be duplicated. The authors also hoped to establish optimum timing for risk assessments.
Nicola Waters
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing times     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0954-7762     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Times     Publication Date:    2003 Apr 1-7
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-28     Completed Date:  2003-07-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423236     Medline TA:  Nurs Times     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Brighton General Hospital, Sussex.
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MeSH Terms
Nursing Assessment*
Nursing Diagnosis
Pressure Ulcer / etiology,  nursing*,  prevention & control
Risk Assessment*

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