To estimate health status utilities in long-term care (LTC) residents in Ontario, both with and without pressure ulcers (PUs), and to determine the impact of PU on health-related quality of life (HRQOL).
A retrospective population-based study was carried out using Minimum Data Set (MDS) health assessment data among all residents in 89 LTC homes in Ontario who had a full MDS assessment between May 2004 and November 2007. The Minimum Data Set-Health Status Index (MDS-HSI) was used to measure HRQOL. A stepwise regression was used to determine the impact of PU on MDS-HSI scores.
A total of 1,498 (9%) of 16,531 LTC residents had at least one stage II PU or higher. The mean +/- SD MDS-HSI scores of LTC residents without PU and those with PU were 0.36 +/- 0.17 and 0.26 +/- 0.13, respectively (p
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