A conceptual model of pressure ulcer prevalence: MDS+ items and nutrition

TitleA conceptual model of pressure ulcer prevalence: MDS+ items and nutrition
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsZulkowski K
JournalOstomy Wound Manage
Pagination36-8, 40, 42-4
Date PublishedFeb
Accession Number10223013
Keywords*Models, Nursing, *Nutritional Status, Databases, Factual, Decubitus Ulcer/*epidemiology/etiology/*nursing, Human, Logistic Models, Nursing Assessment/*methods, Predictive Value of Tests, Prevalence, Reproducibility of Results, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors

A conceptual model was developed examining all items in the Minimum Data Set (MDS) as well as serum albumin. This model uses direct and indirect relationships for pressure ulcer prevalence to more adequately plan care, and is suggested as an alternative method of assessment and care planning for pressure ulcer risk. Examination of risk factors using the conceptual model developed will allow nurses to plan individualized care in a cost-effective manner. Linking the MDS to day-to-day care will strengthen its importance in individualized care planning and care provision. Understanding common problems with MDS administration will improve the accuracy of the MDS and will provide a solid basis for nurses to use when making care decisions.