Table 2

Development of PU on a patient level by skin and pain status

VariableDevelops new PU (N=152)Does not develop new PU (N=450)Total (N=602)
Presence of skin alterations at baseline
 Yes109 (29.2%)264 (70.8%)373 (62.0%)
 No43 (18.8%)186 (81.2%)229 (38.0%)
Presence of category 1 PU at baseline
 Yes105 (36.2%)185 (63.8%)290 (48.2%)
 No47 (15.1%)265 (84.9%)312 (51.8%)
Presence of pain at a healthy, altered or category 1 PU skin site
 Yes130 (28.0%)334 (72.0%)464 (77.1%)
 No22 (15.9%)116 (84.1%)138 (22.9%)
  • PU, pressure ulcer.