Perceptions of nurses working in long-term care
Cassidy, Virginia R.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Nursing
Nursing home patients--Middle West--Restraint; Restraint of patients--Middle West; Nurses--Middle West--Attitudes; Practical nurses--Middle West--Attitudes; Older people--Long-term care--Midde West; Long-term care facilities--Midwest--Pharmaceutical services
The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate specific patient care situations in which nurses perceive chemical restraint of the elderly to be appropriate for use in long-term care and to identify any differences between registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The theory of reasoned action developed by Fishbein and Ajzen served as the framework for this study. Seventy-eight nurses working in 10 long-term care facilities in the Midwest, completed and returned the Perceptions of Restraint Use Questionnaire (PRUQ). Descriptive statistics were calculated on the demographic characteristics of the convenience sample. An independent t test was used to determine that no significant differences existed in overall perceptions for RNs and LPNs (p_ < 0.05). Study findings suggest that a somewhat positive attitude toward chemical restraint exist in long-term care.
Thurmond, Jennifer A., "Chemical restraint : perceptions of nurses working in long-term care" (1999). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1770.
vi, 63 pages
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