Effects of a restraint minimization program on staff knowledge, attitudes, and practice: a cluster randomized trial.

@article{Pellfolk2010EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a restraint minimization program on staff knowledge, attitudes, and practice: a cluster randomized trial.},
  author={Tony J-E Pellfolk and Yngve G. Gustafson and G{\"o}sta Bucht and Stig L Karlsson},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={62-9}
}
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 191 residents in the intervention group and 162 staff and 162 residents in the control group. At the 6-month follow-up, there were 156 staff… CONTINUE READING
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