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Calculator: Pressure ulcer risk stratification (Braden score) in adults

Calculator: Pressure ulcer risk stratification (Braden score) in adults

Sensory perception

Completely limited (1 point)

Very limited (2 points)

Slightly limited (3 points)

No limitation (4 points)

Constantly moist (1 point)

Moist (2 points)

Occasionally moist (3 points)

Rarely moist (4 points)

Bedfast (1 point)

Chairfast (2 points)

Slight limitation (3 points)

No limitation (4 points)

Immobile (1 point)

Quite limited (2 points)

Slight limitation (3 points)

Normal mobility (4 points)

Very poor (1 point)

Inadequate (2 points)

Adequate (3 points)

Excellent (4 points)

Problematic (1 point)

Potentially problematic (2 points)

None (3 points)

Important: Inputs must be complete to perform calculation.

Total criteria point count:


Risk score

17 to 23 points: Minimal risk
15 to 16 points: Low risk
13 to 14 points: Moderate risk
6 to 12 points: High risk


Only digits 0 to 9 and a single decimal point (".") are acceptable as numeric inputs. Attempted input of other characters into a numeric field may lead to an incorrect result.

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