Research Platform  |   July 2017
Lifestyle Intervention for Adults With Spinal Cord Injury: The USC–RLANRC Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study
Author Affiliations
  • University of Southern California
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Spinal Cord Injury / Wound Management / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   July 2017
Lifestyle Intervention for Adults With Spinal Cord Injury: The USC–RLANRC Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515212p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-RP302C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515212p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-RP302C
Abstract

Date Presented 4/1/2017

We tested an occupational therapy intervention designed to prevent medically serious pressure ulcers (MSPrUs) in 232 adults with spinal cord injury. MSPrU rates did not differ between the intervention and control groups. The intractable nature of the ulcer threat and lack of power may have contributed to the null result.

Primary Author and Speaker: Florence Clark

Contributing Authors: Jeanine Blanchard, Cheryl Vigen, Michael Carlson