Characteristics and Side effects Relevance of Physically Restrained Elderly Patients with Dementia in the Nursing Hospitals

요양병원에서 신체억제대를 적용한 일부 치매노인 환자의 특성과 부작용 관련성

  • Kim, Su-Youn (Department of Medical Non-Commissioned Officer, Gangdong University) ;
  • Chae, Kyung-Suk (Department of Nursing, Shinsung University)
  • 김수연 (강동대학교 의무부사관과) ;
  • 채경숙 (신성대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.02.09
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28


The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics and side effects relevance of physically restrained elderly patients with dementia in the nursing hospitals. The data were collected from nursing care providers working at the 5 nursing hospitals with survey and analyzed 190 data using SPSS 21.0 program. The finding showed that age of '75 to 84' years occupied 58.3%, '17-24' hours of the total restrained time of the day 22.6%, night time 57.4% and no fall down history 54.2%. Age showed relevance with local edema and problem of joint construction(p<.05), specifically '85 and over' years having 25% occurrence in the problem of joint construction. Walking ability showed relevance with pressure ulcer, but in the patients who could walk it showed more frequency than in the patients who could not walk. The total restrained time of the day showed relevance with skin redness, local edema, problem of joint construction(p<.05). Based on this finding, it would be necessary to apply differential care policies according to the characteristics of patients when we care the restrained patients with dementia.


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