Table 4: Risk factors for PUs of participants in ICU departments (N=109).

Variable PUs χ2 P value
Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Gender Male
Female
22 (61.1)
14 (38.9)
38 (52.1)
35 (47.9)
0.79a 0.37
BMI Categories Underweight Normal
Overweight
Obese
1 (2.8)
13 (36.1)
13 (36.1)
9 (25.0)
1 (1.4)
18 (24.7)
33 (45.2)
21 (28.8)
1.96 0.57
Mobility* Independent
Dependent
Paralysis
5 (13.9)
29 (80.6)
2 (5.6)
22 (30.1)
49 (67.1)
2 (2.7)
3.69 0.15
Nutritional Status* NPO
Diet
16 (44.4)
20 (55.6)
24 (32.9)
49 (67.1)
1.38 0.23
Day Inpatient 1-3 days
4-6 days
7-9 days
10-12 days
>12 days
7 (19.5)
10 (27.8)
8 (22.3)
5 (13.9)
6 (16.8)
45 (68.4)
17 (23.2)
4 (5.5)
2 (2.7)
0 (0.0)
40.88 0.001
Moisture* Normal
Dry
Wet
12 (33.3)
20 (55.6)
4 (11.1)
39 (53.4)
24 (32.9)
10 (13.7)
5.278 0.07
Friction* No
Yes
18 (50.0)
18 (50.0)
62 (84.9)
11 (15.1)
15.066 0.001
Ventilator No
Yes
21 (58.3)
15 (41.7)
65 (91.6)
8 (8.4)
14.854 0.001

P: Significance, χ2: Chi square, (*) these are Braden Scale variables

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