Barreto, Ana Patr¡cia Costa Paes; Ara£jo, Bruna Cavalcanti; Vieira, Jos Cristovam Martins
November 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2152
Academic Journal
Objective: to identify the sociodemographic and clinical patients inherent to patients with pressure ulcers (UPs) hospitalized in a home care hospital. Method: this is an exploratory-descriptive study, with a quantitative approach. It was carried out at the home care hospital on March 2009, through a structured interview and observation of the ulcers, whose data were organized in the software Excel 2007. The population consisted of 77 patients, being included all patients who had a PU in any stage and site. Study approved by the Ethics Committee of Hospital Agamêmnon Magalhães under the Record 11/2009, in accordance with the Resolution 196/96. Results: the sample consisted of 23 patients with pressure ulcers, with prevalence of the age group over 80 years (34.78%); males (56.57%); white-skinned (39.13%); married or widowed individuals (39.13% each); complete high school (34.78%); income from 3 to 5 minimum wages (43.47%). Regarding comorbidities, cardiovascular diseases were the most frequent, with 73.91%, there were 34.8% individuals using mechanical ventilation, and 70% of them were confined to bed. Forty-eight PUs were identified, being the sacral region the prevailing site. Conclusion: the profile was consistent with the literature, being most of them bedridden elderly patients, with chronic-degenerative diseases, and pressure ulcers. One should emphasize prevention and observation of skin.


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