The second instrument used was the Braden scale
, validated in Brazil and available in the literature for health professionals to use to identify PU risks.
The Braden Scale
for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk.
Pressure ulcer risk is correlated with a decline in physical function; therefore, the Braden scale
can, in turn, be interpreted as a surrogate measure of frailty.
Predictive validity of the Braden scale
for patients in intensive care units.
The cut-off points suitable for three scales of SICU patients was given along with the sensitivity, specificity, PVP and PVN as follows: the Braden scale
(cut-off 14), the Song and Choi scale (cut-off 21) and the Cubbin and Jackson scale (cut-off 28) (Table 2).
On the other hand, the Braden scale
had the lowest sensitivity.
Extrinsic associative factors were divided into two groups: (a) external corrective or assistive devices, and (b) associative factors per Braden scale
The Braden scale
has been used more widely to examine factors associated with pressure ulcers.
If we put half of the twins into a low-quality nursing home with no specialty beds and the other half into a topnotch facility with specialty beds, where bedridden residents are turned every two hours, common sense would tell us that the latter group would do better, even though both groups had the same Braden scale
For example, the Braden scale
was developed for acute care, and there are questions about its validity and reliability in long-term care.
Electronic medical records enhanced care givers' timeliness and completeness, resulting in 100 percent compliance with the Braden Scale
, which measures risk for patients developing pressure ulcers.
The Braden Scale
is a tool developed to measure a patient's level of risk for skin breakdown.