Survey findings describing the use of physical restraints in nursing homes in Victoria, Australia.

@article{Retsas1998SurveyFD,
  title={Survey findings describing the use of physical restraints in nursing homes in Victoria, Australia.},
  author={A P Retsas},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={184-91}
}
  • A P Retsas
  • Published 1998 in International journal of nursing studies
Directors of Nursing of nursing homes in Victoria, Australia were asked to complete a 48 item survey designed to obtain information about the use of physical restraints. Responses were obtained from 272/420 (64.8%) DONs. Of approximately 10,065 (7326 females; 2739 male) nursing home residents, 25.5% (2568) were physically restrained at the time the survey was completed. Of this group, females comprised the largest number (1840; 71.6%) vs 728 (28.4%) males. Bedrails (39%) and restraining belts… CONTINUE READING