Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 4
Identification of Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding The Use of Physical Restraint
Ümmügülsüm Gül1,Funda Kavak1
1İnönü Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Malatya, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.216 Purpose: This study was conducted to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices of nurses towards physical restraint.

Methods: The study was conducted as a descriptive study between October 2017 and December 2017. Nurses working in Malatya Turgut Ozal Medical Center created/formed the universe of the research. The study was completed with 320 nurses. In the collection of data, "Introductory Characteristics Form" and "Level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices for Using Physical Restraint" were used.

Results: The average level of knowledge is 2.56 ± 1.56, attitude average is 28.82 ± 5.02, and application average about the use of physical restraint in the study is 21.58 ± 3.42. The level of knowledge about using physical restraint in psychiatric services is higher, attitudes are more positive and applications are higher than other services.

Conclusions: In the study, it was found that the knowledge level of nurses for physical restraint was low, attitudes were positive and applications were low. Keywords : Physical restraint, nurse