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?