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Assistive technologies for self-managed pressure ulcer prevention in spinal cord injury: A scoping review

James Y. Tung, PhD, et al.

This article reviews the risk factors and technological approaches related to self-managed prevention of pressure ulcers in individuals with spinal cord injury. Overall, there is broad consensus that sustaining long-term adherence to prevention regimens is a major concern. The technological approaches reviewed (computer-based education, pressure monitoring, electrical stimulation, and telemedicine) demonstrated low-to-moderate effectiveness in addressing a subset of risk factors. We recommend integrating technologies to address multiple risk factors relevant to sustaining prevention practices in the community. The findings will inform researchers and clinicians in the development and application of technologies to assist in self-managed prevention of pressure ulcers.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.02.0064

Volume 52 Number 2, 2015
   Pages 131 — 146


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Tung JY, Stead B, Mann W, Pham B, Popovic MR. Assistive technologies for self-managed pressure ulcer prevention in spinal cord injury: A scoping review. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(2):131–46.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.02.0064
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