• Assessment
    What is the role of nutritional status and nutrition care in the prevention of pressure ulcers in SCI? [SCI 2003)
    • Conclusion

      To prevent the development or reoccurrence of pressure ulcers, persons with spinal cord injury should have regular assessment of nutritional status with attention to risk factors associated with the development of pressure ulcers including weight status, adequacy of energy, protein, vitamin and mineral intake and laboratory values (prealbumin, total protein, albumin, hemoglobin, hematocrit, transferrin, and total lymphocyte count). Appropriate nutrition intervention should be initiated to achieve and maintain an optimal nutritional state.

    • Grade: II
      • Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
      • Grade II is Fair;
      • Grade III is Limited/Weak;
      • Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
      • Grade V is Not Assignable.
      • High (A) means we are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect;
      • Moderate (B) means we are moderately confident in the effect estimate;
      • Low (C) means our confidence in the effect estimate is limited;
      • Very Low (D) means we have very little confidence in the effect estimate.
      • Ungraded means a grade is not assignable.