Caregiver Educational Needs

Pressure Injuries (also known as “bed sores” and “pressure ulcers”) are a common problem for people who have problems with mobility or sensation. Pressure injuries can delay or complicate the recovery process. Individuals who experience pressure injuries and care for those with pressure injuries experience stress and need information to help them manage pressure injuries. We are currently studying the perspectives of individuals who have had pressure injuries, unpaid caregivers who have looked after individuals with pressure injuries and healthcare professionals who have worked with individuals with pressure injuries to help inform the development of educational resources.  

Our Team

Sharon Gabison, BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD, Hallisey Family Affiliate Scientist in Pressure Injury and Homecare Research, KITE Research Institute

Dr. Tilak Dutta, PhD, Scientist, KITE Research Institute 

Nicole Cesca, BSc, MScPT, PhD Student,  Rehabilitation Science Institute, University of Toronto

Raquel Sinclair, BA Volunteer, KITE Research Institute


Gabison S, Tsang I, Sinclair R, Cesca N, Unger J, Dutta T, Cameron J. Knowledge and information needs of unpaid caregivers of individuals with a current or past pressure injury: A qualitative research study

Presented at the 10th National CSCI Conference, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. November 22-23, 2023.

Download our poster here.

Cesca N, Szczepanski A, Malik W, Cheema M, Allen B, Dutta T, Cameron JI, Gabison S. Facilitators and barriers to pressure injury prevention, management and education: Perspectives from healthcare professionals-A qualitative study. Int Wound J. 2023 Sep 2. doi: 10.1111/iwj.14371. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37658675.

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