Pressure ulcers (UPP) represent an important sanitary problem affecting mostly elderly
immobilized persons, increasing the burden of care to professionals in the health system, as
well as pharmaceutical spending. There are studies of the effectiveness of various products
in the prevention of the UPP, most made in hospitals and using fundamentally composed based
on oily hyperbecome oxygenated acids (AGHO).
There do not exist studies realized specifically with cream of olive oil.
Principal: To verify the efficiency of a new intervention of UPP's prevention in immobilized
patients consisting in the application of cream of olive oil. Secondary: To evaluate the cost
- efficiency of this new intervention opposite to AGHO's application.
To value the degree of satisfaction of the patient and his keeper with regard to the use of
cream of olive oil.
METHODOLOGY DESIGN: clinical Test randomized with two parallel branches. AREA: Population
consultant of the health centers in the province of Malaga. SUBJECTS OF STUDY: Patients
immobilized at the risk of developing UPP. INTERVENTION: Administration of cream of olive oil
to the group of intervention and AGHO's administration to the group control. Follow-up for
one year. VARIABLES. Principal variable: UPP's appearance. Secondary: Demographic and
clinical data, presence of technical supports, information of the caragiver and questionnaire
of satisfaction. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Test. Exact of Fischer. Odds's calculation ratio.
Shapiro-Wilk's test. Parametric test t- student or test U of Mann-Whitney. Reason of the
increase cost efficiency (ICER). Logistic regression model multivariant.