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Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2015
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Title
Massage therapy for preventing pressure ulcers
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, June 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010518.pub2
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Authors

Qinhong Zhang, Zhongren Sun, Jinhuan Yue

Abstract

Pressure ulcers affect approximately 10% of patients in hospitals and the elderly are at highest risk. Several studies have suggested that massage therapy may help to prevent the development of pressure ulcers, but these results are inconsistent. To assess the evidence for the effects of massage compared with placebo, standard care or other interventions for prevention of pressure ulcers in at-risk populations.The review sought to answer the following questions:Does massage reduce the incidence of pressure ulcers of any grade?Is massage safe in the short- and long-term? If not, what are the adverse events associated with massage? We searched the Cochrane Wounds Group Specialised Register (8 January 2015), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2015, Issue 1), Ovid MEDLINE (1946 to 8 January 2015), Ovid MEDLINE (In-Process Other Non-Indexed Citations 8 January 2015), Ovid EMBASE (1974 to 8 January 2015), and EBSCO CINAHL (1982 to 8 January 2015). We did not apply date or language restrictions. We planned to include all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-randomised controlled trials (Q-RCTs) that evaluated the effects of massage therapy for the prevention of pressure ulcers. Our primary outcome was the proportion of people developing a new pressure ulcer of any grade. Two review authors independently carried out trial selection. Disagreements were resolved by discussion. No studies (RCTs or Q-RCTs) met the inclusion criteria. Therefore, neither a meta-analysis nor a narrative description of studies was possible. There are currently no studies eligible for inclusion in this review. It is, therefore, unclear whether massage therapy can prevent pressure ulcers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 156 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 19%
Student > Bachelor 27 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 7%
Researcher 10 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 5%
Other 27 17%
Unknown 43 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 15%
Psychology 8 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Other 19 12%
Unknown 48 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 June 2022.
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#1,406,696
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,298
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#18,659
of 247,227 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#81
of 251 outputs
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