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PEREZ-MUNOZ, Marta; LOPEZ-CASANOVA, Pablo; VERDU-SORIANO, José  and  BERENGUER-PEREZ, Miriam. Effectiveness of postural changes in the prevention of pressure injuries in primary and home care patients. Gerokomos [online]. 2022, vol.33, n.4, pp.269-273.  Epub July 24, 2023. ISSN 1134-928X.


To analyze the efficacy of postural changes in the prevention on pressure injuries in primary and socio-health care.


A systematic review of the literature has been carried out in databases: MEDLINE (PubMed), SciELO, TSEO and Google Academy. Information has also been extracted from university repositories. The selected articles are systematic reviews, clinical trials and a historical review.


A total of 568 articles were found, of which 15 met the inclusion criteria. Included randomized clinical trials were condcuted in nursing home or long-stay hospitals.


The frequency of postural changes implies great controversy. Nevertheless, the lower incidence of pressure ulcers is related to postural changes every 3 h and to viscoelastic mattresses.

Keywords : Pressure ulcer; postural change; frequency; primary health care.

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