QUT ePrints

Effects of wearing a pressure redistribution belt while lying in a hospital bed

Fraysee, Francois, Daniell, Nathan, & Paul, Gunther (2012) Effects of wearing a pressure redistribution belt while lying in a hospital bed. WORK, 41(S1), pp. 2030-2036.

View at publisher

Abstract

Bedsores (ulcers) are caused by multiple factors which include, but are not limited to; pressure, shear force, friction, temperature, age and medication. Specialised support services, such as specialised mattresses, sheepskin coverings etc., are thought to decrease or relieve pressure, resulting in a lowering of pressure ulcer incidence [3]. The primary aim of this study was to compare the upper/central body pressure distribution between normal lying in a hospital bed versus the use of a pressure redistribution belt. The study involved 16 healthy voluntary subjects lying on a hospital bed with and without wearing the belt. Results showed that the use of a pressure redistribution belt results in reduced pressure peaks and prevents the pressure from increasing over time.

Impact and interest:

0 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
0 citations in Web of Science®

Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

117 since deposited on 06 Mar 2012
28 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 49000
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Pressure Ulcers, Bedsores, Pressure Mapping, Pressure Redistribution
DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0427-2030
ISSN: 1875-9270
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2012 09:12
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2012 05:15

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page