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The first national pressure ulcer prevalence survey in county council and municipality settings in Sweden
Uppsala University.
Lunds university.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9608-336X
Malmö University.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, ISSN 1356-1294, E-ISSN 1365-2753, Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, ISSN 1356-1294, Vol. 19, no 6, 862-867 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim  To report data from the first national pressure ulcer prevalence survey in Sweden on prevalence, pressure ulcer categories, locations and preventive interventions for persons at risk for developing pressure ulcers. Methods  A cross-sectional research design was used in a total sample of 35 058 persons in hospitals and nursing homes. The methodology used was that recommended by the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Results  The prevalence of pressure ulcers was 16.6% in hospitals and 14.5% in nursing homes. Many persons at risk for developing pressure ulcers did not receive a pressure-reducing mattress (23.3-27.9%) or planned repositioning in bed (50.2-57.5%). Conclusions  Despite great effort on the national level to encourage the prevention of pressure ulcers, the prevalence is high. Public reporting and benchmarking are now available, evidence-based guidelines have been disseminated and national goals have been set. Strategies for implementing practices outlined in the guidelines, meeting goals and changing attitudes must be further developed.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Vol. 19, no 6, 862-867 p.
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Nursing
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Nursing Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29509DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2012.01865.xISI: 000329285500020PubMedID: 22640165OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-29509DiVA: diva2:656478
Available from: 2013-10-15 Created: 2013-10-15 Last updated: 2016-10-07Bibliographically approved

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