The Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Ulcer Risk, is a tool that was developed in 1987 by Barbara Braden and Nancy Bergstrom. The purpose of the scale is to help health professionals assess a patient’s risk of developing a pressure ulcer. It consists of 6 items: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutritional condition and friction/shear force. Scores can vary between 6 (severe risk) and 23 (no risk). The risk outcome can be used in our wheelchair cushion select tool. In this wheelchair cushion select tool you can find out which cushion suits you best.