Falls and serious injuries before, during and after a nursing home became restraint-free

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Title:
Falls and serious injuries before, during and after a nursing home became restraint-free
Author:
Walker, Rebekah Schaller, 1952-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An exploratory descriptive design was used to describe the differences in reported incidents, falls, and proportion of falls with serious injuries before, during transition, and after a nursing home became restraint-free. The setting was a 60-bed nursing home in rural northwestern United States. Monthly and quarterly incident report summaries for the months of August, 1989, through April, 1991, were retrospectively reviewed to describe frequencies of incidents, falls, types of falls, and serious injuries from falls. Data analysis included paired t-tests to describe significant increases in incidents and falls after the facility became restraint-free, but a paired z-test found no significant difference in the proportion of serious injuries from falls. These study findings were consistent with the literature. The results of this study offer nurses in long term care an opportunity to utilize alternatives to physical restraints, thereby enhancing the dignity of their elderly residents.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Van Ort, Suzanne

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFalls and serious injuries before, during and after a nursing home became restraint-freeen_US
dc.creatorWalker, Rebekah Schaller, 1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Rebekah Schaller, 1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn exploratory descriptive design was used to describe the differences in reported incidents, falls, and proportion of falls with serious injuries before, during transition, and after a nursing home became restraint-free. The setting was a 60-bed nursing home in rural northwestern United States. Monthly and quarterly incident report summaries for the months of August, 1989, through April, 1991, were retrospectively reviewed to describe frequencies of incidents, falls, types of falls, and serious injuries from falls. Data analysis included paired t-tests to describe significant increases in incidents and falls after the facility became restraint-free, but a paired z-test found no significant difference in the proportion of serious injuries from falls. These study findings were consistent with the literature. The results of this study offer nurses in long term care an opportunity to utilize alternatives to physical restraints, thereby enhancing the dignity of their elderly residents.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorVan Ort, Suzanneen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1349468en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27694793en_US
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