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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Engaging Patients and Providers in Identifying and Addressing Modifiable Risk Factors to Prevent Community-Acquired Ulcers in Veterans with SCI
Principal Investigator:

Elizabeth Ely Burkhart

Location: Hines, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $282,687
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The objective of this study is to identify and begin to address the challenges of preventing community- acquired pressure ulcer (CAPrUs) in individuals living with spinal cord injury (SCI) by exploring patient, caregiver, and provider perceived risk factors. We will explore Veteran and caregiver perceptions of CAPrU risk factors using participatory action research [PAR] (photovoice, guided tour) methods and provider perspectives with individual interviews. We will compare SCI providers' percepti...

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