Adv Skin Wound Care 2020 Mar;33(3):146-154
Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT, is Professor, Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia. Douglas McNair, MD, PhD, is Senior Advisor, Global Health - Analytics Innovation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in Seattle, Washington. Sharon Sonenblum, PhD, is Principal Research Engineer, Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted August 30, 2019; accepted in revised form October 1, 2019.
Objective: To assess pressure ulcer (PU) risk in persons with mobility impairments using a large data set to identify demographic, laboratory, hemodynamic, and pharmacologic risk factors.
Methods: The cohort of interest was persons with disabilities who have mobility impairments and are diagnostically at risk of PUs. To define this cohort, diagnoses that qualify patients for skin protection wheelchair cushions were used. Read More