Office: CHHS 412F
This research addresses the unacceptably high rates of pressure ulcers acquired in U.S nursing homes. This study will advance our knowledge about effects of resident repositioning using technology that will facilitate staff with care delivery technical challenges. This study will also provide new knowledge about the residents’ response to repositioning, thereby leading to a deeper understanding of methods that are required to prevent pressure ulcers.
The Turn for Ulcer ReductioN (TURN) study revisited: nutritional impact on pressure ulcer development
A secondary analysis of TURN trial data to investigate nutritional influences among long-stay nursing home residents at moderate or high-risk for pressure ulcer development.
Feasibility and Accuracy of Triaxial Accelerometers as a Measure of Turning, Repositioning, and Shifting Movements
University of North Carolina-Charlotte Faculty Research Grant
01/02/2014 – 01/02/2015
Establish the feasibility of using accelerometers to validate movement that would be typical of LTC residents so that future research can then examine movement of patients at risk for developing pressure ulcers.