Analysis of the Pressure Distribution Qualities of a Silicone Border Foam Dressing.

Title

Analysis of the Pressure Distribution Qualities of a Silicone Border Foam Dressing.

Creator

Miller Stephannie K; Sharma Neal; Aberegg Lauren C; Blasiole Kimberly N; Fulton Judith A

Publisher

Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

Date

2015
2015-08

Description

PURPOSE: To determine whether application of a silicone foam dressing is associated with decreased interface pressures when applied to the heel. DESIGN: Prospective, within-subjects design. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The study was conducted in a community-based hospital using a convenience sample of 50 healthy volunteers with a mean age of 39.6 years and mean body mass index of 26.6; 70% were female. METHODS: Application of the silicone border foam dressing was randomized between the left and right heels. Participants were asked to lie down in the supine position on a viscoelastic foam mattress. Interface pressure measurements were captured using a pressure mapping system; measurements were taken once with the dressing applied to the heel (intervention map) and once without (control map). Data were captured after a 4-minute time period allowing stabilization. Analysis was based on mean interface pressure; data points were collected for both heels in each of the 2 frames, yielding 4 observations per subject. RESULTS: Application of the dressing was associated with a significant decrease in average pressure measurements as compared to the heel with no dressing applied (P \textless .001). Application of the dressing did not impact pressure readings for the heel to which no dressing was applied (P = .53), and application of the dressing to either the left or right heel did not impact pressure readings (ie, the random effect was insignificant; P = .9). CONCLUSIONS: Application of a silicone border foam dressing is associated with significant reduction in interface pressure and may be considered as part of a pressure ulcer prevention program.

Subject

*Bandages; *Pressure; *Silicones; Adult; Body Mass Index; Comparative Studies; Convenience Sample; Data Analysis Software; Descriptive Statistics; Female; Foam Dressings; Heel; Heel – Pathology; Human; Humans; Interface Pressure; Male; Middle Age; Models; Ohio; P-Value; Pearson's Correlation Coefficient; Pressure Ulcer – Prevention and Control; Pressure Ulcer/prevention & control; Prospective Studies; Regression; Silicones; Statistical; Supine Position; Surveys; T-Tests

Rights

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Pages

346–351

Issue

4

Volume

42

Citation

Miller Stephannie K; Sharma Neal; Aberegg Lauren C; Blasiole Kimberly N; Fulton Judith A, “Analysis of the Pressure Distribution Qualities of a Silicone Border Foam Dressing.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed September 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4428.

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