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Authors

  1. Han, Yina RN, MSN
  2. Choi, Jung Eun RN, MSN
  3. Jin, Yin Ji PhD, RN
  4. Jin, Tai Xian MSN
  5. Lee, Sun-Mi PhD, RN, MPH

Abstract

Nurses working in intensive care units have expressed concern that some categories of the Braden scale such as activity and nutrition are not suitable for intensive care unit patients. Upon examining the validity of the Braden scale using the electronic health data, we found relatively low predictability of the tool. Risk factors from the sensory perception and activity categories were not associated with risk of pressure ulcers.