HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study finds low activity levels among nursing home residents regardless of restraint

The use of physical restraints in U.S. nursing homes has dropped dramatically since the 1990 implementation of federal regulations severely limiting the use of such devices. However, a new study reports there is little evidence that this freedom has led to increases in residents' activity levels or in rehabilitation programs that improve the problems that can result from restraint use.

The researchers involved in this study conducted their work on behalf of the Borun Center for Gerontological Research, a joint venture between the UCLA School of Medicine and the Jewish Home for the Aging of Greater Los Angeles. The results were published in the April issue of The Gerontologist (Vol. 44, No. 2).

Today an estimated 12 percent of nursing home residents are physically restrained, down from 40 percent in 1990. Although the danger of being injured by a restraining device has diminished, the clinical significance of restraint reduction is still questionable, the researchers say.

"Federal regulations to achieve restraint reduction were conceived largely as a means toward an end - the end being increased movement and physical activity among residents. Although we've made significant progress on the means, it doesn't seem to have gotten us much closer to the end. Perhaps we would reach that goal faster if we directly measured residents' physical activity levels," stated lead author John F. Schnelle, PhD, director of the Borun Center.

Nursing homes with a high rate of physical restraint use employ more restrictive care processes than facilities that use restraints less often. But this study - the first to independently evaluate the validity of a nursing home "prevalence of restraint" quality measure - also suggests that most long-stay residents spend a potentially unhealthful amount of time in bed.

"Based on our observations, we estimate that the typical resident in a high-restraint home spends between 19 and 20 hours in bed each day. Tha
'"/>

Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-842-1275
The Gerontological Society of America
16-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 In the healthcare industry, there ... struggle with: How can the overall quality of patient ... of the healthcare industry tackles this question, and has ... job satisfaction and the quality of patient care. ... in “ Organizational Factors related to Improving Quality of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 Tea Leaves ... with Gigya, the leader in Connected Consumer Management. ... Leaves will have the opportunity to build more ... who they are and how they like to ... the world’s biggest brands to understand and connect ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Livermore, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... newest California physician, James Patel M.D. of Livermore, California. ... the best and most qualified physicians, and in accordance ... and our patients to Dr. Patel’s practice. , Initially ... at a young age, Dr. Patel was shaped by ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 The need for larger space has ... few years. The new location - 4700 Bryant Irvin Court, ... larger office space than TLC had in the past, as ... pleased about our new location because it represents a good ... be double in size compared to the current one, the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 28, 2014 Author and orthopedic ... takes readers on the thrilling adventures of sharp and ... in 2012, is gearing up for a new marketing ... into two novellas , “Prescription: Murder” follows the ... finds himself dodging assassination attempts and thwarting criminals. In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 2Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 3Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 4Health News:Tea Leaves Health Begins Important New Partnership with Gigya 2Health News:Tea Leaves Health Begins Important New Partnership with Gigya 3Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 2Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 3Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 4Health News:William H. Simon Launches New Marketing Campaign for Book 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 TWi ... final approval from the United States Food and ... Application (ANDA) for megestrol acetate 125mg/ml oral suspension, ... TWi is the first-to-file and under Hatch Waxman ... of marketing exclusivity.  TWi has completed the pre-launch ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Reportbuyer.com has added a ... Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and ... The Co-development Terms and Agreements in ... understanding and unprecedented access to the co-development ... worlds leading life science companies. The ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... and MENLO PARK, Calif. , ... (OTCQB: DMPI), developer of advanced cancer therapeutics , ... 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored ... will take place Tuesday, September 9th at 2:55 p.m. ... the New York Palace Hotel in New ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TWi Pharmaceuticals Receives US FDA Final Approval on Generic Megestrol Acetate 125mg/ml Oral Suspension 2Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 2Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 3Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 4Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 5Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 6Co-development Terms & Agreements in Pharma, Biotech and Diagnostics 7DelMar Pharmaceuticals To Present At The 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals To Present At The 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals To Present At The 16th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference 4
Cached News: