The development of the Glamorgan paediatric pressure ulcer risk assessment scale.

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dc.contributor.author Willock, Jane en
dc.contributor.author Baharestani, M. en
dc.contributor.author Anthony, Denis Martin en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-13T12:27:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-13T12:27:03Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Willock, J., Baharestani, M.M. & Anthony, D. (2009) The development of the Glamorgan paediatric pressure ulcer risk assessment scale. Journal of Wound Care, 18 (1), pp. 17-21. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5610
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: To develop a predictive pressure ulcer risk assessment scale based on patient data. METHOD: Detailed questionnaires, based on a review of the paediatric and adult literature and discussion with paediatric nurses with expertise in this area, were used to obtain data on patient characteristics from 265 inpatients in a children's hospital and 54 children with pressure ulcers and 17 children without pressure ulcers from 11 hospitals. These data were then combined to compare the characteristics of children with and without pressure ulcers (using the chi-square test). RESULTS: The Glamorgan paediatric pressure ulcer risk assessment scale was developed, based on the significance values identified by the statistical analysis. Variables that were significantly (p<0.01) associated with pressure ulceration included: difficult to position, anaemia, equipment pressing or rubbing against skin, reduced mobility for age, prolonged surgery and persistent pyrexia. The sensitivity, specificity and predictive validity of the Glamorgan scale was found to be greater than those for the Braden Q scale, which is widely used to assess pressure ulcer risk in children in the US. CONCLUSION: Using patient data from children and young people in the development of risk assessment tools for this age group may be preferable to modifying existing adult tools. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Journal of Wound Care en
dc.subject pressure ulcers en
dc.subject children en
dc.subject risk assessment en
dc.title The development of the Glamorgan paediatric pressure ulcer risk assessment scale. en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en


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