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Assessment of the Potential for Pressure Ulcer Formation

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Montana Compton, University of California, Irvine Identifier:
First received: January 14, 2013
Last updated: November 18, 2014
Last verified: November 2014

Pressure ulcers are a significant problem in institutionalized, elderly, and critically ill patients. Pressure ulcers result in significant pain, changing quality of life, and often leading to significant morbidity and prolonged hospital stays, and ultimately increased the healthcare cost.

According to the International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Survey, the prevalence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers in the United States was 13.5% in 2008 and 12.8% in 2009. This survey also indicated that the highest rate of pressure ulcers is in the long term acute care population (22%).

Condition Intervention
Pressure Ulcer Not Visible
Other: Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Assessment of the Potential for Pressure Ulcer Formation Using a New Optical Imaging Technology: Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Irvine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Formation of Pressure Ulcer [ Time Frame: up to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Assessment of Pressure Ulcer Formation using Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging

Estimated Enrollment: 175
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Pressure Ulcer Formation
Assessment of Pressure Ulcer Formation using Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging
Other: Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging
Assessment of Pressure Ulcer Formation using Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging

Detailed Description:

Researchers developed a non-contact optical imaging technology call Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging which can identify the tissue regions that are at risk of developing pressure ulcers prior to development of irreversible tissue damage. The Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging can identify metabolic and biochemical differences in the tissues near bony prominences which are at risk for developing pressure ulcers.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Study polpulation will be selected from UCIMC Inpatient care unit


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female 18 years of age and older
  • Diagnose with potential of pressure ulcers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No potential of pressure ulcers
  • Has history of vascular disease in both lower extremities
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01770717

United States, California
Orange, California, United States, 92868
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montana Compton
Principal Investigator: Anthony Durkin, PhD Beckman Laser Institute, UCI
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Montana Compton, Administrative Nurse Research Coordinator, University of California, Irvine Identifier: NCT01770717     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIH/LAMMP-2012-8868
Study First Received: January 14, 2013
Last Updated: November 18, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pressure Ulcer
Pathologic Processes
Skin Diseases
Skin Ulcer processed this record on November 27, 2014