Friction injuries in hospitalized elderly
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Keywords

Enfermería Geriátrica;
Anciano;
Envejecimiento de la Piel;
Hospitales Universitarios;
Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos. Geriatric Nursing;
Aged;
Skin Aging;
Hospitals, University;
Intensive Care Units. Enfermagem Geriátrica
Idoso
Envelhecimento da Pele
Hospitais Universitários
Unidades de Terapia Intensiva

Abstract

Objective: to identify the prevalence and factors associated with friction injury in elderly patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Method: cross-sectional study, with a sample of 133 elderly people admitted to a teaching hospital, between July 2017 and July 2018. Data collection included consulting medical records for sociodemographic and clinical surveys, physical examination of the skin to assess Skin tears. The data were analyzed using the Stata® version 12 software. Result: a prevalence of friction injuries was found in 10.5% of the elderly, with a significant association with the body mass index (p = 0.003). Conclusion: It is believed that the results of the present study can support the nurse and the nursing team, regarding effective prevention and care actions for friction injuries, with the aim of improving the quality of care provided to the elderly.

https://doi.org/10.17665/1676-4285.20206321
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