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Skin Hydration Essay

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There are biophysical devices with the capacity to determine various pressure injury-related skin parameters, such as hydration, colour (melanin and erythema) and lipids. This pilot study used a descriptive-correlational design to examine correlations between subjective (visual) assessment of skin hydration (dryness and wetness) and colour, as well as objective (parametric) assessment of skin hydration, colour and lipids at PI-prone areas amongst geriatric persons (n = 38). Twice daily measures of hydration, colour and lipids were assessed using a skin measuring device over pressure-prone areas of study participants over seven consecutive days. Concurrent visual assessment of hydration and colour was performed by the researcher. Results were
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