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Pressure-reduction products: making appropriate choices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8110894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A comparison of the seven most commonly used pressure-reducing products across sacral, trochanter, and heel interface sites was conducted with 15 healthy volunteers. Effects of weight on product were also tested. Products were rank ordered by cost into low-, moderate-, and high-cost groups. A double repeated measures design was used to examine effects of products at interface sites. Mean pressures for all products at the sacral site were acceptably below the guideline. Four of the products had acceptable mean pressure readings at the trochanter site. No product had acceptable readings at the heel site. Significant main effects for product and site were found. A significant interaction between product and site was also found. Weight had no effect, either directly or in interaction with site or product. Moderate-cost products were found to be preferable at sacral and trochanter sites. At the heel site, cost groups did not differ.
J Hedrick-Thompson; T Halloran; M K Strader; M McSweeney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ET nursing : official publication, International Association for Enterostomal Therapy     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1055-3045     ISO Abbreviation:  J ET Nurs     Publication Date:    1993 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-03-31     Completed Date:  1994-03-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109128     Medline TA:  J ET Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-44     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Beds / economics,  standards*
Body Weight
Choice Behavior
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Databases, Factual
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Middle Aged
Pressure Ulcer / prevention & control*

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