AusCAN Study

AusCAN risk assessment for sitting acquired pressure ulcers

Sitting acquired pressure ulcer (SAPU) incidence ranges from 23% to 33% per year following spinal cord injury (SCI), with a lifetime incidence of up to 85%. Pressure ulcers impact significantly on health-related quality of life for people living with SCI represent a substantial burden on the health system. There is a critical need to develop a risk tool for SAPUs that occupational therapists can apply when assessing for seating and pressure care.

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