Effectiveness of Turning with Unequal Time Interval on the Incident of Pressure
Ulcer Lesions by Vanderwee, Grypdonk, De Bacquer & Defloor
$1a) Research question was to investigate whether increased frequency of repositioning in the lateral position will reduce incidence of pressure ulcer lesions.
$1b) The study as is quantitative as it has utilized statistical figures such as percentages, regression analysis and U tests to come up with results.
$1c) The main independent variable is the frequency of repositioning
$1d) The main dependent variable is incidence of ulcers lesions
$1e) Repositioning has been defined as the action of turning the subjects from a lateral sleeping position to a spinal sleeping position. The frequency of turning was to change to after 2 hour in the lateral position and 4 hour in the spinal position from the initial 4 hour turning frequency for both the lateral and spinal position.
$1f) Pressure ulcer is a medical condition caused by shortage of oxygen to tissues due to pressure. Repositioning reduces incidences of pressure ulcers.
$1g) Other variables that were considered included; age, sex, body mass Index, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinent and sleeping medication. These are some of the risk factors for pressure ulcers.
$1h) Other variables defined included; sensory perception, moisture, activity, nutrition and friction and sheer. These are variables derived from Braden scale of predicting pressure ulcers. They give an indication of pressure ulcers.
$1i) The article sought to investigate whether increasing the frequency of repositioning will reduce incidence of pressure ulcer lesions. The study indicated that this was not the case.
$1j) The researcher should have also considered variables such as; problem in perceiving pain in some part of the body, previous experience with the condition and other chronic illness.
$1k) The study came to a conclusion that increasing frequency of lateral repositioning from after 4 hours to after 2 hour does not bring significant change on the incidence of pressure ulcer.
Vanderwee, Grypdonk, De Bacquer & Defloor (2006). Effectiveness of Turnning with Unequal Time Interval on the Incident of Pressure Ulcer Lesions. Journal of Compilation. Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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