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.

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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.

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ID Code: 49000
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2012 23:12
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 01:58

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