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Prevalence of psychotropic medication use among German and Austrian nursing home residents: a comparison of 3 cohorts.
BACKGROUND Despite increasing knowledge about the limited effectiveness and severe adverse effects, the prescription rate of psychotropic medications in frail elderly persons remains high.Expand
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Restraint use among nursing home residents: cross-sectional study and prospective cohort study.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To investigate (1) the prevalence of physical restraints and psychoactive medication, (2) newly administered physical restraints, frequency of application of the devices andExpand
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Criteria for Reporting the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions in healthcare: revised guideline (CReDECI 2)
BackgroundMany healthcare interventions are of complex nature, consisting of several interacting components. Complex interventions are often described inadequately. A reporting guideline for complexExpand
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Effect of a guideline-based multicomponent intervention on use of physical restraints in nursing homes: a randomized controlled trial.
CONTEXT Despite unambiguous legal regulation and evidence for lack of effectiveness and safety, physical restraints are still frequently administered in nursing homes. OBJECTIVE To reduce physicalExpand
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Proposed criteria for reporting the development and evaluation of complex interventions in healthcare (CReDECI): guideline development.
Methods of research on complex interventions have received increasing awareness in nursing and health care science. The British Medical Research Council's (MRC) framework on the development andExpand
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Use of physical restraints in acute hospitals in Germany: a multi-centre cross-sectional study.
BACKGROUND Physical restraints are contrary to patients' autonomy and freedom. Their justification for controlling psychomotor agitation and risk of falling is being questioned more and more often.Expand
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Attitudes of Dutch, German and Swiss nursing staff towards physical restraint use in nursing home residents, a cross-sectional study.
OBJECTIVE To investigate the attitudes of nursing staff towards restraint measures and restraint use in nursing home residents, and to investigate if these attitudes are influenced by country ofExpand
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Effect on hip fractures of increased use of hip protectors in nursing homes: cluster randomised controlled trial
Abstract Objective: To assess the effects of an intervention programme designed to increase use of hip protectors in elderly people in nursing homes. Design: Cluster randomised controlled trial withExpand
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The association between positive-negative reactions of informal caregivers of people with dementia and health outcomes in eight European countries: a cross-sectional study.
AIM To describe the associations between positive and negative reactions of informal caregivers of people with dementia and health outcomes across eight European Countries. BACKGROUND Caring forExpand
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Effects of CPAP-respiration on markers of glucose metabolism in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Background: Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS) is a condition of obstruction, apneas and arousals while sleeping. It has been suggested that OSAS independently influences glucose metabolism.Expand
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