A randomized controlled comparison of seclusion and mechanical restraint in inpatient settings.

@article{Bergk2011ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled comparison of seclusion and mechanical restraint in inpatient settings.},
  author={Jan Bergk and Beate Einsiedler and Erich Flammer and Tilman Steinert},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={1310-7}
}
OBJECTIVE No evidence is available on the relative restrictiveness of seclusion and mechanical restraint, although guidelines recommend use of the least restrictive intervention. This study compared the restrictiveness of these interventions from patients' point of view. METHODS Data were collected from three general psychiatric admission units in South Germany. A total of 102 patients with schizophrenia, an affective disorder, or a personality disorder were included in a comprehensive cohort… CONTINUE READING
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