Belt restraint reduction in nursing homes: effects of a multicomponent intervention program.

@article{Gulpers2011BeltRR,
  title={Belt restraint reduction in nursing homes: effects of a multicomponent intervention program.},
  author={Math J M Gulpers and Michel H. C. Bleijlevens and Ton A. W. Ambergen and Elizabeth Capezuti and Erik van Rossum and Jan P. H. Hamers},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={2029-36}
}
OBJECTIVES To test the effects of a multicomponent intervention program to reduce the use of belt restraints in psychogeriatric nursing homes. DESIGN A quasi-experimental longitudinal design. Study duration was 8 months. SETTING Twenty-six psychogeriatric nursing home wards in 13 Dutch nursing homes were assigned to intervention or control groups. PARTICIPANTS Seven hundred fourteen residents were selected for participation. Legal representatives of 520 residents agreed on participation… CONTINUE READING

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