Document Detail

A new model to identify shared risk factors for pressure ulcers and frailty in older adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19927852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pressure ulcers substantially affect frail older adults, as well as their family caregivers, nurses, and the healthcare system at large. This article uses the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as a framework to discuss pressure ulcers in frail older adults. Pressure ulcers and frailty are defined and prevalence and incidence figures are reviewed. The connection is made between pressure ulcers and frailty using a model of shared risk factors and these medical syndromes are described as a synergistic relationship. In addition, the relevance to practice is discussed.
Karen E Campbell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0278-4807     ISO Abbreviation:  Rehabil Nurs     Publication Date:    2009 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2010-01-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8104825     Medline TA:  Rehabil Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-7     Citation Subset:  N    
London Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Frail Elderly*
Geriatric Assessment
Models, Theoretical
Pressure Ulcer / nursing,  prevention & control*
Rehabilitation Nursing
Risk Factors

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

Previous Document:  Catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a nurse-sensitive indicator in an inpatient rehabilita...
Next Document:  We're not just playing games: Into aging--an aging simulation game.