The prevalence and correlates of pressure ulcers in terms of their number, severity, and anatomical location were studied in a community-based sample of 100 men and 40 women with spinal cord injury.
Thirty-three percent (n=46) presented with one or more ulcers of at least one stage 1 severity when visually examined.
Twenty-one individuals had more than one ulcer, the maximum number of ulcers being seven.
Of 87 ulcers for which severity ratings were available, 30 (34.5%) were stage I, 33 (37.9%) were stage II, and 24 (27.6%) were either stage III or IV.
Individuals with an ulcer exhibited more paralysis and were more dependent on others in activities of daily living.
Mots-clés Pascal : Moelle épinière pathologie, Traumatisme, Peau pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Moelle épinière, Complication, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Prévalence, Escarre
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Spinal cord disease, Trauma, Skin disease, Nervous system diseases, Spinal cord, Complication, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Prevalence, Sore
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