Relationships between aggressive behavior in cognitively impaired nursing home residents and use of restraints, psychoactive drugs, and secured units.

@article{Rydn1999RelationshipsBA,
  title={Relationships between aggressive behavior in cognitively impaired nursing home residents and use of restraints, psychoactive drugs, and secured units.},
  author={Marie Ryd{\'e}n and Karen S. Feldt and Hye Lim Oh and Keith M. Brand and Michael St. J. Warne and Erich Regierungsdirektor Dipl.-Meteor Weber and Joel Thomas Nelson and Christoph Gross},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          170-8
        }
}
This study examined relationships between aggressive behavior in cognitively impaired nursing home residents and physical restraints, psychoactive drugs, and placement on a secured unit. Data were obtained from 116 residents who were consistently aggressive as measured by the Ryden Aggression Scale 2. Subjects averaged 9.5 aggressive behaviors per day. Forty-seven percent of subjects were restrained, and 62% were regularly receiving psychoactive drugs. Use of restraints, antipsychotics, and… CONTINUE READING
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