International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 8, Part L (2016)
A study to assess the level of risk of pressure ulcer among bed ridden patients in selected tertiary hospital, Kancheepuram Dist, India
Kogila R, Kalaiyarasi S and Pushpakala Jagannathan
The aim of the study was to identify the level Risk of pressure ulcer among Bedridden Patient in ICU, Neurosurgical, Ortho wards.
Methods and Materials: A Descriptive survey design was used for the present study and data was collected structured demographic questionnaire and Water low Risk assessment Scale. Using Purposive sampling technique 40 samples were selected. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The study results indicates that Majority 48% were at low risk,40% of them were at risk,7% of them were at High risk and 5% of them were at very high risk. The study result shows that there was a significant association between age, gender, occupation and level of risk of pressure ulcer at 0.05% level. No significant association was found between level of risk of pressure ulcer and educational status, type of family and Monthly income.
Conclusion: The finding of the study revealed that there was nearly 52% of the bedridden patients are at the risk of developing pressure ulcer. The study result insists that screening of risk of pressure ulcer among bedridden patients has an importance for the prevention of complications.
How to cite this article:
Kogila R, Kalaiyarasi S and Pushpakala Jagannathan. A study to assess the level of risk of pressure ulcer among bed ridden patients in selected tertiary hospital, Kancheepuram Dist, India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(8): 831-833.