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Table 2 Braden scale pressure ulcer risk assessment characteristics of respondents who were admitted at DRH, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016 G.C (N = 355)

From: Prevalence and risk factors of pressure ulcer in hospitalized adult patients; a single center study from Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent Remark
Sensory perception
 Completely limited 74 20.8  
 Very limited 61 17.2
 Slightly limited 54 15.2
 No impairment 166 46.8
Moisture
 Constantly moist 48 13.5  
 Very moist 38 10.7
 Occasionally moist 64 18
 Rarely moist 205 57.7
Activity
 Bedfast 60 16.9  
 Chair fast 40 11.3
 Walks occasionally 87 24.5
 Walks frequently 168 47.3
Mobility
 Completely immobile 66 18.6  
 Very limited 42 11.8
 Slightly limited 96 27
 No limitation 151 42.2
Nutrition
 Very poor 59 16.6  
 Probably inadequate 111 31.3
 Adequate 142 40
 Excellent 43 12.1
Friction and shear
 Problem 59 16.6  
 Potential problem 81 22.8
 No apparent problem 215 60.6
  1. DRH Dessie Referral Hospital, GC Gregorian calendar
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