Prevalence and risk factors for the use of restraint in psychiatry: a systematic review.

@article{Beghi2013PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for the use of restraint in psychiatry: a systematic review.},
  author={Massimiliano Beghi and Federica Peroni and Piera Gabola and Aurora Rossetti and Cesare Maria Cornaggia},
  journal={Rivista di psichiatria},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          10-22
        }
}
AIM Despite the poor evidence supporting the use of coercive procedures in psychiatry wards and their "psychological damage" on patients, the practice of restraint is still frequent (6-17%) and varies 10-20 times among centers. METHODS We searched the PubMed, Embase, and PsychInfo databases for papers published between January 1 1990 and March 31 2010 using the key words "restraint", "constraint", "in-patient" and "psychiatry wards" and the inclusion criteria of adult samples (studies of… CONTINUE READING
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