Physical Restraints and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Survivors of Critical Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

@article{Franks2020PhysicalRA,
  title={Physical Restraints and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Survivors of Critical Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.},
  author={Zenan M Franks and Jonathan A Alcock and Tommy Lam and Kimberley J Haines and Nitin Arora and Mahesh Ramanan},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2020}
}
RATIONALE Physical restraints are used liberally in some Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to prevent patient harm from device removal or falls. While the intention of restraint use is patient safety, their application may inadvertently cause physical or psychological harm. Physical restraints may contribute to Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but there is paucity of supportive data. OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between physical restraint use and PTSD symptoms in ICU survivors… 
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