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Facilitators, Barriers and Knowledge of Self-Management Practices to Prevent Pressure Injury among Spinal-Cord Injury Patients in Rehabilitation Phase in South-West Nigeria


Evidence indicates that over 80% of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) will develop pressure injuries (PI) at one point in a lifetime. Consequently, clinical recommendations for PI prevention include structured education at appropriate levels to persons with SCI and their care givers. In Nigeria, PI is a common secondary medical complication associated with SCI and accounts for 1/4th of the total cost. Several studies a have targeted knowledge and practice of care providers. We found a dearth of studies on self-management strategies of patients with SCI in rehabilitative phase of the disease.

Rose EkamaIlesanmi

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