Association between pressure injury prediction and biochemical markers


  • Luciana Magnani Fernandes
  • Letícia da Silva
  • João Lucas Campos de Oliveira
  • Verusca Soares de Souza
  • Anair Lazzari Nicola



Pressure Ulcer, Biomarkers, Patient Safety, Nutrition Assessment, Nursing Care.


Objective: to verify the association of pressure injury prediction with albumin, hematocrit and hemoglobin levels. Methods: documentary study, developed in an Intensive Care Unit for Adults with records of eligible patients (n=255). Sociodemographic and clinical characterizations lesion, development of pressure injury and region; a score of the Braden scale and results of biochemical markers were extracted. There was a descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, adopting a significance level of 5.0%. Results: there was a prevalence of males (64.7%) and surgical patients (69.8%). There was no significant association between hematocrit and hemoglobin markers with the pressure injury prediction, unlike albumin levels (p=0.023).Conclusion: there is an injury pressure prediction association in the albumin. The protein intake of the patient should be seen in greater detail by the health team.




How to Cite

Fernandes, L. M., Silva, L. da, Oliveira, J. L. C. de, Souza, V. S. de, & Nicola, A. L. (2016). Association between pressure injury prediction and biochemical markers. Rev Rene, 17(4), 490–497.



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