Volume 16, Number 34 (Summer 2003)                   IJN 2003, 16(34): 8-13 | Back to browse issues page


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Mogarehi, M, Zarif Sanaiey, N. PRESSURE SORE INCIDENCE AND RISK FACTORS IN PATIENTS ADMITTED IN MEDICAL, SURGICAL AND ORTHOPEDIC WARDS IN AFFILIATED HOSPITALS OF SHIRAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES. IJN. 2003; 16 (34) :8-13
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Background: The Problem of pressure sores has been a challenge for nurses since long ago. Objective: Identifying the Pressure sore incidence and risk factors in patients admitted in medical, surgical and orthopedic wards of hospitals affiliated to Shiraz university of medical sciences. Design: This was a descriptive study, in which 602 patients in mentioned wards were assessed through using a questionnaire collection of data had a continuous pattern during the hospitalization of the patients. Sample: 602 hospitalized Patients were selected to Participate in this study. Result: Results indicated that the incidence of pressure sore was 19.1%. Medical wards were in the top of list from the point to most frequency and the surgical wards were the least. There were also significant relationships between heart failure, low level of hemoglobin and hematocrit, serum albumin level, systolic blood Pressure from than 130 mmHg and less than 90 mmHg and the incidence rate of pressure sores. Conclusion: Considering the high occurrence rate of pressure sores, and also meaning full correlations between many factors contributed to pressure sores occurrence. It is recommended to use proper criterion for deforming risk factors in patients.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2007/01/1

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