Dilemmas Faced by Nurses Regarding the Physical Restraint of Elderly Patients with Dementia in Japan
Miwa Yamamoto
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This study aimed to clarify the dilemma of nurses working in general wards who face the ethical dilemma of restraining older people with dementia in Midwestern Japan. The study used the questionnaire method with an independently prepared questionnaire. The questionnaire was designed to ensure privacy and anonymity. The privacy and anonymity of study participants was assured. Of the 340 survey questionnaires distributed, 291 (85.6%) completed surveys were eligible number (12 additional surveys were returned without answers). An explanatory factor analysis revealed four dilemma factors among 15 items investigated (KMO value 0.84). These were: factor 1: “Execution of treatment and security,” α = 0.91; factor 2: “approach in the nursing of older people with dementia,” α = 0.93; factor 3: “A cooperative relationship in nursing of older people with dementia,” α = 0.87; and factor 4: “Priorities in nursing,” α = 0.81. The cumulative contribution ratio was 79.1%. We suggest that the program would enable nurses to cope with these dilemmas.

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M. Yamamoto, "Dilemmas Faced by Nurses Regarding the Physical Restraint of Elderly Patients with Dementia in Japan," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2011, pp. 599-603. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2011.25099.

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