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MORAES, Juliano Teixeira et al. Risk of occurrence and prevalence of pressure injury in primary health care. Gerokomos [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.2, pp.93-97. ISSN 1134-928X.


to analyze the risk of occurrence and the prevalence of pressure ulcer in bedridden people attended by primary care teams.


this is a cross-sectional study, with 79 participants bedridden and included in the Family Health Strategy program. The data were collected through a semi-structured interview with the risk of occurrence of pressure ulcer estimated through the application of the Braden Scale.


it was verified that the clinical condition of the users who needed home care supposes a significant risk factor for the development of ulcer due to pressure or aggravation of these lesions, especially in the elderly. The presence of pressure injury was evidenced in 15.1%.


the study highlights the high risk for the development of ulcer by pressure in the population of the municipality.

Keywords : Nursing; pressure ulcer; primary health care.

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