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Many clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) are involved in providing group teaching programs for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although knowledge levels often are enhanced by these programs, what is less well known is whether such programs also can affect the coping methods used by those with this disease. The exploratory study(More)
Lack of appropriate alternatives to the use of restraints in hospitals and rehabilitation settings is a major concern of nurses. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the behavioral effects of music intervention with physically restrained patients. The results demonstrated that the number of positive behaviors increased significantly during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine practice and attitudes of acute-critical care nurses toward the use of physical restraints. DESIGN Survey with a self-administered anonymous questionnaire. SUBJECTS A self-selected sample of 235 acute-critical care nurses from 17 states who were enrolled in critical care review classes. MEASUREMENTS Data were gathered by use of(More)
This study provides a data base for developing intervention strategies aimed at helping staff cope with concerns regarding restraints. Most respondents believe patients should be restrained for safety even if it means loss of dignity, and that a caring manner should be conveyed to restrained patients. A large percentage felt that family members did not have(More)
This pilot study explored the relationship between listening to preferred music and the behavioral responses of patients who are physically restrained. Thirty patients, ranging in age from 65 to 93, participated in one of three groups. The first group included patients who were out of restraining devices while listening to preferred music. Patients in the(More)
1. A component of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 declared that nursing home residents have the right to be free from physical or chemical restraints that are not required to treat specific "medical symptoms." 2. The literature suggests that the use of restraints has a negative influence on the caregiving process by restricting creativity and(More)
The purpose of this descriptive pilot study was two-fold: (a) to test psychometrically an observational instrument designed to measure patient behaviors displayed while unrestrained and receiving a musical intervention; and (b) to determine the effect of a musical intervention on the behavioral reactions of physically restrained patients. The(More)
The purpose of this descriptive pilot study was to determine the effect of a musical intervention on the behavioural reactions of physically restrained patients. Forty patients, of whom 23 were female and 17 were males with a mean age of 77, participated in the study. Patients listened to their preferred musical selection for a period of 30 minutes while(More)
Rehabilitation nurses who work with geriatric patients are concerned about reliance on physical restraints, as are all nurses. Controversy exists as to the benefits and risks, as well as the ethical and legal consequences, of their use. Nurses are ambivalent about using restraints, believing that they affect patients' freedom, self-respect, and(More)