Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers Among Critically Ill Patients and Factors Associated With Their Occurrence in the ICU (PRESSURE)
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The prevalence of and risk factors for pressure ulcers (PUs) in critically ill patients have been poorly studied. The main objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of PUs in critically ill patients. Secondary objectives were to describe PUs, means of prevention of PUs, and factors associated with occurrence of PUs in the ICU.
Condition or disease
Pressure UlcerCritical CareIntensive Care Unit Syndrome
Other: Pressure Ulcer Evaluation
Pressure ulcers (PUs) among hospitalized patients are associated with a poor prognosis and with a high cost of care. Hospitalization in the ICU is a context where there is a high risk of occurrence of PUs, prevention of which is a priority for ICU teams caring for critically ill patients. However, the literature is inconclusive regarding the prevalence of PUs among critically ill patients and the associated risk factors. The main objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of PUs among critically ill patients hospitalized in the ICU. Secondary objectives were to describe means of prevention of PUs in the ICU and the characteristics of PUs, and to identify factors either related to the ICU or patient characteristics associated with occurrence of PUs in the ICU.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patient in Critical Care during study day.
The inclusion criteria were :
hospitalization in the ICU
age ≥ 18 years.
The exclusion criterion was:
- refusal to participate in the study by the patient or by the patient's family when the patient was unable to consent.