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					                                Braden Risk Assessment Scale

   Sensory/           Moisture           Activity          Mobility          Nutrition           Friction/
    Mental                                                                                        Shear
1.                 1.                 1.               1.                 1.                1.
Totally limited    Constantly moist   Bedfast          100% immobile      Very poor         Frequent sliding


2.                 2.                 2.               2.                 2.                2.
Very limited       Very moist         Chairfast        Very limited       < ½ daily         Feeble corrections
                                                                          portion

3.                 3.                 3.               3.                 3.                3.
Slightly limited   Occasionally       Walks w/         Slightly limited   Most of portion   Independent
                   moist              assistance                                            corrections

4.                 4.                 4.               4.                 4.
No impairment      Dry                Walks w/out      Full mobility      Eats everything
                                      assistance

                                         Total Braden Score ________

                            15-16 Mild Risk 12-14 Moderate Risk <12 High Risk
                              15-18 is considered Mild Risk for those > 75 years


Braden BI, Bergstrom N. Clinical Utility of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk, Decubitus,
August 1989, 2: 44-51.

				
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