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Table 2 Participant comfort (n = 51)

From: The role of patients in pressure injury prevention: a survey of acute care patients

Participant response Range mean (SD) n %
Pain score (range: 0 (no pain) -10 (high pain) 0 – 10; 4.2 (2.8)   
Temperature comfort in bed    
 Too warm   9 18
 Just right   34 67
 Too cold   8 16
Comfort levels after 1 hour in bed    
 Uncomfortable   27 53
 Comfortable   24 47
Required assistance to change position (in bed or sitting)   31 61
Comfort during repositioning in bed without assistance    
 Uncomfortable   12 24
 Comfortable   39 77
Comfort during repositioning in bed with assistance    
 Uncomfortable   3 10
 Comfortable   28 90
Factors contributing to discomfort (lying or sitting)#    
 Red, irritated skin   7 14
 Wet or damp skin   7 14
 Cushions   17 33
 Mattresses   21 41
 Being in one position   26 51
  1. #Where totals add to >100%, more than one answer was possible.