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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 2
First page : ( 242) Last page : ( 245)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00047.6

Knowledge and Practice Regarding Physical Retraining among Nurses Working in Selected Hospitals of Ludhiana, Punjab

Mrs. Sujata N.*, Dr. Kaur Jasbir

Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, College of Nursing, Ludhiana, Punjab. Pin code: 141001

*Corresponding Author Email: sujata.nong@gmail.com


A descriptive study on 60 nurses working in ICU's, Emergency and Neuro-Surgery ward of selected hospitals, Ludhiana was conducted. Convenience sampling technique was used. The study was aimed to assess the knowledge and practice of physical restraints among nurses working in various units of selected Hospitals, Ludhiana. Data was collected by using following 3 tools a) Socio-demographic profile of nurses b) Structured knowledge Questionnaire on physical restraints and c) Observational checklist to assess the practice of Physical Restraints. Majority (83.33%) of nurses belonged to ≤30 years, 91.66% were female, 83.33% of nurses were GNMs and only 16.67% were B.Sc.’s. Majority (61.66%) of the nurses were working in ICU's whereas only 38.3% were working in Neuro-Surgery and Emergency ward. 63.3% of nurses had work experience of >2 years and 36.7% of nurses had experience of ≤2 years. Mean knowledge score was found to be 14.2 ± 3.9. The result showed that majority (76.66%) of nurses had average knowledge regarding physical restraints. It was found that no physician written order were documented for all the patients, written consent were not taken from 43.33% of patients prior to the procedure. Clove hitch restraint with cotton and bandages were the most common type of physical restraints used.



Knowledge, practice, physical restraints, ICUs, nurses.


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