pressure at sacral-bone: 30 degree vs. micro-positioning

Description

Dataset of a german students "evidence based nursing project (ebnp)" with the question what pressure at the sacral-bone-area can be measured using 30 degree and micro-positioning

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 98 observations on the following 21 variables.

PROBAND

ID

ALTER

age

GROESSE

height

GEWICHT

weigght

BMI

Body-Mass-Index

HUEFTE

Hip circumference

SEX

proband's sex

RETEST

test or retest

KOPFTEIL

position of head section

RE30

pressure at sacral-bone-area while lying 30 degree to the right side

SCHU_RE

true angel assessed at right shoulder during 30 degree positioning to the right side

BECK_RE

true angel assessed at right pelvis during 30 degree positioning to the right side

LI30

pressure at sacral-bone-area while lying 30 degree to the left side

SCHU_LI

true angel assessed at right shoulder during 30 degree positioning to the left side

BECK_LI

true angel assessed at right pelvis during 30 degree positioning to the left side

MIKRO1A

pressure at sacral-bone-area while micro-positioning at right shoulder

MIKRO1B

pressure at sacral-bone-area while micro-positioning at right pelvis

MIKRO1C

pressure at sacral-bone-area while micro-positioning at left shoulder

MIKRO1D

pressure at sacral-bone-area while micro-positioning at left pelvis

MIKRO2A

pressure at sacral-bone-area while micro-positioning at right pelvis and shoulder

MIKRO2B

pressure at sacral-bone-area while micro-positioning at left pelvis and shoulder

Details

While lying in bed, pressure is the main reason why patients get a pressure-ulcer. The aim of this EBNP was to get knowledge about how pressure differs during various positionings. The probands where positioned to the left and to the right side by 30 degrees while lying in a bed. Each time, the pressure at the sacral-bone-area was measured, as at this area a pressure-ulcer arises very often. After that, pressure was assessed while probands where positioned by micro-positioning at left and right shoulder and pelvis.