Review: nurses predominantly have negative feelings towards the use of physical restraints in geriatric care, though some still perceive a need in clinical practice

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Implications for practice and research: To guarantee the safety of residents or patients is the most important justification for physical restraint use, despite the lack of evidence for benefit and safety. Nurses' attitudes were shown to be nearly unchanged over time, while educational interventions seem to be ineffective in reducing restraint use in clinical practice. Research on the influence of nurses' attitudes on the implementation of research evidence in clinical practice is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64
JournalEvidence-based nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Geriatrics
  • Humans
  • Nursing Staff
  • Restraint, Physical

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