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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorHuxley, Leisa
dc.contributor.authorJuttner, Melanie
dc.contributor.authorBurmeister, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorScott, Justin
dc.contributor.authorAitken, Leanne M
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-30T01:30:29Z
dc.date.available2018-07-30T01:30:29Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1054-7738
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1054773816629689
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/124082
dc.description.abstractThis pilot randomized controlled trial examined the effect of prophylactic dressings to minimize sacral pressure injuries (PIs) in high-risk hospitalized patients and assessed feasibility criteria to inform a larger study. Eighty patients were recruited at admission points (the emergency department and surgical care unit) or directly from participating wards in the general medical-surgical setting following the assessment of high risk of sacral PI. Participants were randomized into either the routine care or routine care and silicone foam border dressing group. Outcome assessment comprised digital photographs of each participant’s sacrum every 72 hr for evaluation by a blind-to-intervention assessor. Sixty-seven participants had at least one sacral photograph taken and assessed by a blind-to-intervention assessor. Three participants were assessed as having a Stage I PI. Although the use of photography was effective, feasibility criteria identified challenges related to bias, blinding, weight assessment, preparation of nursing staff, and sample size estimation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto20
dc.relation.ispartofjournalClinical Nursing Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111003
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleA Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Using Prophylactic Dressings to Minimize Sacral Pressure Injuries in High-Risk Hospitalized Patients
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery
gro.rights.copyrightRachel Walker et al, A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial Using Prophylactic Dressings to Minimize Sacral Pressure Injuries in High-Risk Hospitalized Patients, Clinical Nursing Research, Vol. 26(4) 484–503, 2017. Copyright 2016 The Authors. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
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gro.griffith.authorWalker, Rachel M.
gro.griffith.authorAitken, Leanne M.
gro.griffith.authorBurmeister, Elizabeth


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