Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Qinhong Zhang,

    1. Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
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  • Zhongren Sun,

    Corresponding author
    1. Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
    • Zhongren Sun, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No 24 Heping Road, Xiangfang District, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, 150040, China. sunzhongren2011@163.com.

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  • Jinhuan Yue

    1. Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the evidence for the effects of massage compared with placebo, standard care or other interventions for prevention of pressure ulcers in at-risk populations. 

The review will seek to answer the following questions.

1. To what extent does massage prevent pressure ulcers?
2. Does massage reduce the proportion of participants developing any new pressure ulcer/s of any grade?
3. Is massage safe in the short and long term? If not, what are the adverse events associated with massage?