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Dressings and topical agents for preventing pressure ulcers

  1. Zena EH Moore1,*,
  2. Joan Webster2,3,4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Wounds Group

Published Online: 18 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009362.pub2


How to Cite

Moore ZEH, Webster J. Dressings and topical agents for preventing pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD009362. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009362.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 2

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    Griffith University, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  4. 4

    University of Queensland, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

*Zena EH Moore, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin, Ireland. zmoore@rcsi.ie.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 AUG 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: Topical agent versus placebo, outcome: 5.1 Pressure ulcer incidence. (Houwing study included)
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison: Topical agent versus placebo, outcome: 5.2 Pressure ulcer incidence. (Houwing study excluded)
[Figure 6]
Figure 6. Forest plot of comparison: Dressing versus no dressing, outcome: 7.1 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Topical agent versus placebo, Outcome 1 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Topical agent versus control (Houwing), Outcome 1 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Placebo versus control (Houwing), Outcome 1 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Topical agent versus placebo (Houwing), Outcome 1 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Topical agent versus placebo combined studies, Outcome 1 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Topical agent versus placebo combined studies, Outcome 2 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 6.1]
Analysis 6.1. Comparison 6 Dressing versus no dressing, Outcome 1 Pressure ulcer incidence.
[Analysis 7.1]
Analysis 7.1. Comparison 7 Dressing versus no dressing combined studies, Outcome 1 Pressure ulcer incidence.