Body Mass Index, Weight, and Pressure Ulcer Prevalence: An Analysis of the 2006–2007 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence™ Surveys
VanGilder C, et al | Journal of Nursing Care Quality | 2009

This report analyzed data from the US 2006 and 2007 IPUP surveys and revealed an overall decrease in pressure ulcer prevalence from 2004-2005 to 2006-2007 and a higher pressure ulcer prevalence in patients with low BMI and with both low and high weights; 10% of patients were extremely obese.

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  • Care Settings: All Care Settings
  • Clinical Focus: Pressure Ulcer Management
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: VanGilder C, MacFarlane G, Meyer S, Lachenbruch C. Body Mass Index, Weight, and Pressure Ulcer Prevalence: An Analysis of the 2006-2007 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence (IPUP) Survey™. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 2009;24(2):127-135