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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1991

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Leech Hofland

Keywords

nursing home patient restraints, psychological aspects of patient restraints, physiological aspects of patient restraints

Abstract

Objectives of the study are to:
1. Describe the frequency of serious and non-serious falls that occur among elderly nursing-home residents with dementia during the pre- assessment and post-physical restraint removal time period.
2. Describe the frequency of serious and non-serious falls among the levels of dementia in the elderly as determined by the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale during the pre-assessment and the post physical restraint removal time period.
3. Describe the ability to perform activities of daily living among the elderly with various levels of dementia as determined by the Modified Barthel Index during the pre-assessment and the post-physical restraint removal time period.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nursing home patients -- Restraint
Restraint of patients -- Psychological aspects
Restraint of patients -- Physiological aspects

Number of Pages

74

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1991 Mina Hall. All rights reserved

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