Title

Nurses' Use of Restraints and Their Attitudes Toward Restraint Use and The Elderly in an Acute Care Setting

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

977

Comments

This article was originally published as: Myers, H., Nikoletti, S., & Hill, A. (2001). Nurses' use of restraints and their attitudes toward restraint use and the elderly in an acute care setting. Nursing and Health Sciences. 3(1), 29-34. Original article available here

Abstract

A descriptive correlation study was conducted in an acute-care hospital to explore the relationship between nurses' use of restraints and their attitudes toward restraint use and the elderly. A total of 201 nurses returned a questionnaire that collected demographic information and included two research instruments: (i) Perceptions of Restraint Use Questionnaire and (ii) Attitudes toward the Aged Semantic Differential. Results showed slightly positive attitudes towards the elderly and toward the use of restraints, although there was no correlation between scores on the two scales. Furthermore, nurses' attitudes did not predict their self-reported use of restraints.

DOI

10.1046/j.1442-2018.2001.00068.x

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1046/j.1442-2018.2001.00068.x