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Conference Paper: Use of restraints on older patients with dementia: reports from nurses and nursing assistants in Hong Kong
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TitleUse of restraints on older patients with dementia: reports from nurses and nursing assistants in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsYan, E
Kwok, T
 
KeywordsGerontology and geriatrics
 
Issue Date2009
 
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://gerontologist.gerontologyjournals.org
 
CitationThe 62 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA., 18-22 November 2009. In The Gerontologist: a journal of the Gerontological Society of America, 2009, v. 49, suppl. 2, p. 139 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnp147
 
AbstractPhysical restraint is a common method of behavior control in elder care. The most frequently cited reason for the use of restraint is to protect the safety of older persons. However, there is ample evidence that the use of restraint is not only ineffective in achieving this goal but also causes a great deal of physical and psychological suffering. This study examines the prevalence and correlates of the use of restraint on older patients with dementia in the hospital setting in Hong Kong. A total of 187 nursing staff was recruited through convenient sampling. Participants provided information on their demographic characteristics, co-worker emotional support, burnout symptoms, attitudes toward patients with dementia, and their experience of restraint use in dementia care. Results showed that restraint use is common among nurses in hospital medical wards in Hong Kong - more than two-thirds (69%) of the participants reported using physical restraint in the past 3 months. Pearson correlation analysis results show that use of physical restraint was negatively correlated with the age of participants (r = - .44, p < .01) and co-worker emotional support (r = - .20, p < .05), but positively correlated with emotional exhaustion (r = .21, p < .01). Attitudes towards patients with dementia, depersonalization and lack of personal achievement were not related to restraint use (p>.05). To reduce the use of restraint in dementia care, we should cultivate a supportive environment and reduce job stress among nursing staff.
 
DescriptionSession 595 (Poster)
 
ISSN0016-9013
2013 Impact Factor: 2.772
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.703
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnp147
 
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dc.contributor.authorKwok, T
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T10:25:22Z
 
dc.date.available2010-10-31T10:25:22Z
 
dc.date.issued2009
 
dc.description.abstractPhysical restraint is a common method of behavior control in elder care. The most frequently cited reason for the use of restraint is to protect the safety of older persons. However, there is ample evidence that the use of restraint is not only ineffective in achieving this goal but also causes a great deal of physical and psychological suffering. This study examines the prevalence and correlates of the use of restraint on older patients with dementia in the hospital setting in Hong Kong. A total of 187 nursing staff was recruited through convenient sampling. Participants provided information on their demographic characteristics, co-worker emotional support, burnout symptoms, attitudes toward patients with dementia, and their experience of restraint use in dementia care. Results showed that restraint use is common among nurses in hospital medical wards in Hong Kong - more than two-thirds (69%) of the participants reported using physical restraint in the past 3 months. Pearson correlation analysis results show that use of physical restraint was negatively correlated with the age of participants (r = - .44, p < .01) and co-worker emotional support (r = - .20, p < .05), but positively correlated with emotional exhaustion (r = .21, p < .01). Attitudes towards patients with dementia, depersonalization and lack of personal achievement were not related to restraint use (p>.05). To reduce the use of restraint in dementia care, we should cultivate a supportive environment and reduce job stress among nursing staff.
 
dc.descriptionSession 595 (Poster)
 
dc.description.otherThe 62 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA., 18-22 November 2009. In The Gerontologist: a journal of the Gerontological Society of America, 2009, v. 49, suppl. 2, p. 139
 
dc.identifier.citationThe 62 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta, GA., 18-22 November 2009. In The Gerontologist: a journal of the Gerontological Society of America, 2009, v. 49, suppl. 2, p. 139 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnp147
 
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2013 Impact Factor: 2.772
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.703
 
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dc.subjectGerontology and geriatrics
 
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