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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2009;15(1):62-71.
Published online June 30, 2009.
Perception, Attitude, and Knowledge about Physical Restraints among Nursing Personnel in Long Term Care Facilities
Kim, Shin-Mi;Lee, Yun-Jung;Kim, Duck-Hee;Kim, Sook-Young;Ahn, Hye-Young;Yu, Su-Jeong;
1Department of Nursing, Cheongju University
2Department of Nursing, Woosuk University
3Department of Nursing, Woosuk University
4Department of Nursing, Eulji University
5Department of Nursing, Eulji University
6Department of Nursing, Sanji University
노인시설 간호제공자의 신체적 억제대에 대한 인식, 태도 및 지식에 대한 연구
김신미, 이윤정, 김덕희, 김숙영, 안혜영, 유수정
1청주대학교 간호학과
2우석대학교 간호학과
3우석대학교 간호학과
4을지대학교 간호학과
5을지대학교 간호학과
6상지대학교 간호학과
The present study was performed to identify the perception, attitude, and knowledge regarding the use of physical restraints among nursing personnel working at long-term care facilities. Method: 289 nurses, nurse aids and private caregivers working at 13 wards from 7 facilities participated in the survey. Perception, attitude and knowledge regarding the use of physical restraints were evaluated using the Perceptions of Restraints Use Questionnaire developed by Evans and Strumpf(1993) and Physical Restraint Questionnaire suggested by Janelli, et al(2006). Results: Wrist restraints were used the most frequently. The perception score regarding the use of physical restraints was 3.35, which is a moderate value. Study respondents considered 'safety measure' and 'safe use of a medical device' as the most important aspects when applying physical restraints to elderly. The respondents reported physical restraints were therapeutic at least to some degree but knowledge level about physical restraints of the respondents was rather low. Conclusion: Perception and attitude toward physical restraints were identified. The lack in knowledge about physical restraints needs to be addressed for more efficient use of them.
Key Words: Physical restraint, Perception, Attitude, Knowledge

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