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The impact of malnutrition and nutrition-related factors on the development and severity of pressure ulcers in older patients receiving home care.
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PMID:  19564062     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To investigate the impact of nutritional status and nutrition-related factors on the development and severity of pressure ulcers acquired in the home care setting. METHODS: Two hundred and seven home care offices in Japan were selected at random and 290 patients with home-acquired pressure ulcers and 456 patients without pressure ulcers were analyzed. Data on nutritional status, caregiver knowledge, and health professional's nutritional management were collected. Pressure ulcers were categorized as superficial or full-thickness. RESULTS: Malnutrition was significantly and most strongly associated with higher rate of the pressure ulcer after adjusting for other risk factors (OR, 2.29; 95% CI, 1.53-3.44). Assessment of the patient's nutritional status and adequate dietary intake by a health professional were significantly associated with lower odds for developing pressure ulcers (OR, 0.43, 0.47; 95% CI, 0.27-0.68, 0.28-0.79, respectively). Malnutrition was also significantly and most strongly associated with more severe pressure ulcers (OR, 1.88; 95% CI, 1.03-3.45). Assessment of a caregiver's nutritional knowledge by a health professional was a significant preventive factor for severe pressure ulcers. CONCLUSION: The quality of home care for risk factors such as pressure redistribution has improved, making nutritional management a more crucial factor in pressure ulcer prevention.
Shinji Iizaka; Mayumi Okuwa; Junko Sugama; Hiromi Sanada
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-06-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1532-1983     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-15     Completed Date:  2010-05-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309603     Medline TA:  Clin Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd and European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. All rights reserved.
Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Division of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Case-Control Studies
Clinical Competence / statistics & numerical data
Diet / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Geriatric Assessment / methods*,  statistics & numerical data
Home Care Services / statistics & numerical data*
Japan / epidemiology
Malnutrition / epidemiology*
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Nutritional Status*
Odds Ratio
Pressure Ulcer / epidemiology*
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index

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