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Risk factors for pressure injury development in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit: a systematic review protocol

Overview of attention for article published in Systematic Reviews, March 2017
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Risk factors for pressure injury development in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit: a systematic review protocol
Published in
Systematic Reviews, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13643-017-0451-5
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Fiona Coyer, Nahla Tayyib


Pressure injuries (PIs) create a significant burden in the health care system. Up to 49% of critically ill patients develop PIs. Identifying and understanding potential risk factors is essential to the provision of effective targeted prevention strategies to mitigate risk. The objectives of this review are to identify patient-centred clinical factors that may be associated with PI development in the adult intensive care environment and to determine the effect size of the relationship between identified factors and PI development in this unique population. The review will follow the PRISMA reporting guidelines for systematic reviews. Electronic databases (Cochrane; PubMed/MEDLINE; CINAHL (EBSCOhost); Embase; Scopus; PsycINFO; Proquest; Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations; Australian Digital Theses Program, Grey literature, Google scholar, and Clinical Trial Registries) will be systematically searched. A suite of search terms will identify articles that have examined the patient-centred risk factors for PI development in adult intensive care units. The search strategy will be designed to retrieve studies published since inception to 2016 in English language. Quality of the studies will be assessed by using an assessment framework designed to appraise quality in prognostic studies and methodological considerations in the analysis and publication of observational studies. Screening, study selection process, and data extraction will be undertaken by two independent reviewers. Disagreement will be resolved by discussion and, if required, a third independent reviewer. Clinical and methodological heterogeneity across studies will be assessed and, if possible, meta-analyses will be performed. The evidence synthesis arising from this review will identify person-centred risk factors that are associated with PI development among critically ill patients in intensive care. Findings from this review will demonstrate potential patient risk factors that may influence practice and research priorities to prevent PI development and improve the quality of care provided. PROSPERO CRD42016037690.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 92 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 14%
Student > Master 12 13%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Researcher 6 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 5%
Other 13 14%
Unknown 37 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 28 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 20%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 2%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 37 40%

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