For comparison, he said, envision the City Center in Houston built to a Jackson scale
. " It'll have its own character.
A non-experimental prospective study was done to analyse the validity of the three scales: the Braden scale, the Song and Choi scale and the Cubbin and Jackson scale to assess the patients at a university hospital SICU.
The Cubbin and Jackson scale is an instrument developed to assess the pressure ulcer risk of patients in the ICU.
The cut-off points suitable for three scales of SICU patients was given along with the sensitivity, specificity, PVP and PVN as follows: the Braden scale (cut-off 14), the Song and Choi scale (cut-off 21) and the Cubbin and Jackson scale (cut-off 28) (Table 2).
The value for the Braden scale was 0.881, the value for the Song and Choi scale was 0.890 and the value for the Cubbin and Jackson scale was 0.902.
Other studies using the Cubbin and Jackson scale have recommended cut-off points between 24 and 29 (Jun et al 2004; Boyle and Green 2001; Kim 1997; Lowery 1995).
The Cubbin and Jackson scale was developed by Cubbin and Jackson (1991) for use in intensive care patients.
The highest positive predictive validity and specificity was that of the Cubbin and Jackson scale. On the other hand, the Braden scale had the lowest sensitivity.
The Cubbin and Jackson Scale was the only one designed for intensive care patients and it also is a modification of the Norton scale that includes some items relevant to intensive care patients such as the haemodynamic status or respiration (Jackson, 1999).
(2004) found out that the Cubbin and Jackson Scale showed the best validity of all scales (Douglas and Braden) and was therefore recommended for intensive care patients.
Having reviewed the articles about the predictive validity of pressure ulcers in intensive care it can be concluded that the majority of risk assessment scales are not developed for intensive care patients in particular, and that the Cubbin and Jackson Scale, a modification of the Norton Scale, was the only one actually developed for intensive care patients.
We're taking what we've learned and applying the Jackson scale