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Reviewing the Literature on the Effectiveness of Pressure Relieving Movements

Schofield, Rachel, Porter-Armstrong, Alison and Stinson, May (2013) Reviewing the Literature on the Effectiveness of Pressure Relieving Movements. Nursing Research and Practice, 2013 . [Journal article]

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/124095

Abstract

Sitting for prolonged periods of time increases seating interface pressures, which is known to increase the risk of developing pressure ulcers. Those at risk of developing pressure ulcers are advised to perform pressure relieving movements such as “pushups” or “forward leans” in order to reduce the duration and magnitude of pressure acting on the vulnerable ischial tuberosity region. The aim of this review was to synthesize and critique the existing literature investigating the effectiveness of pressure relieving movements on seating interface pressures. The twenty-seven articles included in this paper highlight the need for further research investigating the effect of recommended pressure relieving movements on the pressures around the ischial tuberosities. Furthermore, this review found that the majority of individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers do not adhere with the pressure relieving frequency or magnitude of movements currently recommended, indicating a need for pressure ulcer prevention to be explored further.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
ID Code:25351
Deposited By: Dr Alison Porter-Armstrong
Deposited On:22 Mar 2013 20:59
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:08

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