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Use of physical restraints in nursing homes: current practice in Singapore
Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
One of the indicators of quality care in nursing homes is the proper use of physical restraints. Restraints have been associated with multiple complications, such as pressure ulcers, incontinence and immobility. The aim of our study was to assess the indication, use and complications related to physical restraints in Singapore nursing homes. All residents aged >65 years old from 3 nursing homes were included in the study. A geriatrician reviewed the medical records of all elderly residents onpmid:15827662 fatcat:vgndqd5vmjewfjmaks3doetmiu