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ERIC Number: EJ799711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0714-9808
A Longitudinal Evaluation of Restraint Reduction within a Multi-Site, Multi-Model Canadian Continuing Care Organization
Milke, Doris L.; Kendall, T. Scott; Neumann, Iris; Wark, Connie F.; Knopp, Alana
Canadian Journal on Aging, v27 n1 p35-43 2008
While American literature on sustaining restraint reduction is relatively robust, there is a lack of research published on the same issue in Canadian continuing care (CC) settings. Statistics from Canada's largest publicly funded and operated CC organization have revealed telling patterns in mechanical restraint use. Over a 4-year study period during a campaign to reduce mechanical restraint use, the organizational prevalence dropped from 24.68 per cent to 16.01 per cent. There was substantial variability in restraint prevalence among the organization's 11 centres (range: 0-39.86% of residents restrained) and all but 1 was able to achieve mechanical restraint reduction. Specific facilitators to achieving and sustaining restraint reduction are identified, including small facility size, provision of specialized care (e.g., Alzheimer's disease), and an on-site "champion". Specific barriers, such as large facility size and an off-site champion are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada