ERIC Number: EJ1025716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Skin Infections in Young People (Aged 14-18 Years): An Integrative Review
Lambe, Catherine I.; Hoare, Karen J.
Journal of School Nursing, v30 n3 p156-164 Jun 2014
Skin infections are a major cause of preventable hospitalization, with young people being particularly susceptible. Community-associated methicillin-resistant "Staphylococcus aureus" (CA-MRSA) infection typically presents as skin infection. CA-MRSA infection rates have increased rapidly in the past decade. Exploration of literature specific to young people aged 14-18 years is therefore timely. Integrative review using the methods described by Whittemore and Knafl was undertaken. Electronic databases of Medline, CINAHL, Scopus, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Google databases were searched for English-language articles published after 1990. Twenty primary studies were included and the findings are reported here. Data analysis revealed factors influencing skin infections in young people may be host-, transmission-, or pathogen-specific. Strategies to address host and transmission factors may be effective in controlling skin infection rates in young people.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Diseases, Disease Incidence, Literature Reviews, Etiology, Epidemiology, Meta Analysis
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