publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Pressure Ulcer Prevention : Performance and Implementation in Hospital Settings

Sving, Eva;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för folkhälso- och vårdvetenskap
  • Country: Sweden
Background: Pressure ulcers are related to reduced quality of life for patients and high costs for health care. Guidelines for pressure ulcer prevention have been available for many years but the problem remains. Aim: The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate hospital setting factors that are important to the performance of pressure ulcer prevention and to evaluate an intervention focused on implementing evidence-based pressure ulcer prevention. Methods: Four studies with a qualitative and quantitative approach were conducted.  Registered nurses’ performance of pressure ulcer prevention for patients at risk was investigated. Factors related to pressure u...
free text keywords: Pressure ulcer prevention, nursing care, implementation, Trycksårsprevention, omvårdnad, implementering
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