The Braden Scale, developed in 1988, is used to determine an individual’s risk of developing a pressure injury. Despite the acknowledged role of unpaid caregivers in pressure injury prevention, there currently remains a lack of pressure injury risk assessment tools tailored to the education level of this caregiver population.
Our team is developing a Modified Braden Scale designed for individuals at risk of developing pressure injuries and the unpaid caregivers who support them.
Sharon Gabison, BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD, Hallisey Family Affiliate Scientist in Pressure Injury and Homecare Research, University Health Network
Dr. Tilak Dutta, PhD, Scientist, KITE Research Institute