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Response factors surrounding progression of pressure ulcers in community-residing adults with spinal cord injury.
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PMID:  19522138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study examined how community-dwelling adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) respond in real-life circumstances after detecting a low-grade (Stage 1 or Stage 2) pressure ulcer.
METHOD: We performed a secondary analysis of personal information profiles obtained in a previous qualitative research study. Profiles were examined to explore how individualized lifestyle considerations affected pressure ulcer risk in 19 adults with SCI who responded to an early ulcer that later progressed to a medically serious level.
RESULTS: On the basis of a total of 46 pressure ulcer events, we identified a typological framework that described eight primary response categories and seven subcategories.
CONCLUSION: The findings have significant practice implications for occupational therapists who provide services for adults with SCI living in the community. The importance of combining an initial individualized preventive intervention with structured follow-up within a person's unique everyday life setting is further explored.
Claudia A Dunn; Mike Carlson; Jeanne M Jackson; Florence A Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-15     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, 11684 Ventura Boulevard., Suite 470, Studio City, CA 91604, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Disease Progression
Health Behavior
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Life Style
Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology*,  psychology
Spinal Cord Injuries / epidemiology*,  psychology

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