1. Zanca, Jeanne M. MPT
  2. Brienza, David M. PhD
  3. Ammer, Marissa L.
  4. Bennett, Richard G. MD
  5. Lyder, Courtney H. ND, GNP, FAAN
  6. the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel


OBJECTIVE: To identify pressure ulcer research funding sources.


DESIGN: A systematic review of the acknowledgment sections of pressure ulcer literature published between 2000 and 2002.


RESULTS: Sixty-four papers were identified that acknowledged funding sources. Governmental funding sources were acknowledged in 53% (n = 34) of these papers, followed by manufacturers (30%, n = 19), consumer/professional organizations (17%, n = 11), provider organizations (11%, n = 7), philanthropic organizations (11%, n = 7), and academic institutions (9%, n = 6).


CONCLUSION: Although various governmental organizations fund most pressure ulcer-related projects, this systematic review found that many other sources of funding are available. Researchers are encouraged to explore multiple sources for funding clinical research.