A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, showed that Hispanic nursing home patients are more likely than their white counterparts to develop bedsores or pressure ulcers. The research was conducted by a professor at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and analyzed data on over 74,000 urban nursing home residents in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
The study showed Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks had a higher prevalence of pressure ulcers than non-Hispanic whites (7.60%, 9.71% and 12.10%, respectively). The study showed that a facility’s concentration of Hispanic residents was associated with prevalent pressure ulcers after adjustment for resident characteristics.
For the abstract of the study, click here.