A one-to-one case control study was conducted on a pre-existing dataset to examine a predictive model with a set of risk factors for pressure ulcer development in acute care settings. Various techniques were used to select the most relevant predictors from ten subsets of a pre-existing dataset. The predictors identified were further examined using ten additional subsets by measuring sensitivities, specificities, positive/negative predictive values, and the areas under the ROC (receiver operating characteristic) curves. The best components for identifying at-risk patients consisted of three Braden subscales and five risk factors routinely collected through electronic health records. Entering these eight predictors into the logistic regression model yielded a sensitivity of 92%, a specificity of 67%, and an area under the ROC curve of 89%. Further evaluation, however, is needed to explore the validity of the model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium|
|State||Published - 2006|
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