Tony J-E Pellfolk

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of a restraint minimization education program on staff knowledge and attitudes and use of physical restraints. DESIGN Cluster-randomized controlled trial with nursing units as the basis for randomization. SETTING Forty group dwelling units for people with dementia. PARTICIPANTS At baseline, there were 184 staff and(More)
BACKGROUND Falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among elderly people, and people with dementia run an increased risk of falling. The aim of this study is to identify risk factors for falls in people with dementia. METHOD The study was performed over a six-month period in northern Sweden using a sample of 160 residents living in 20 group(More)
BACKGROUND Physical restraint use is common in institutional care for old people and mainly used to prevent falls, despite the fall-preventive effect of physical restraints being questioned in previous research. The aim of the study was to investigate the use of physical restraints in Sweden in 2000 and 2007. METHODS Data were collected from two(More)
BACKGROUND Zest for life refers to being satisfied with life and having the energy and courage to look for new experiences. Research into zest for life among older people is scarce, even though it is an important topic. Similarly related concepts such as life satisfaction, quality of life and purpose in life have received more attention. AIM The aim of(More)
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