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Awareness on legal aspect of physical restraining among psychiatric nurses working in National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Sri Lanka.

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dc.contributor.author Dasanayake, DMNS
dc.contributor.author Wanninayaka, MVIN
dc.contributor.author Jathungedara, NMK
dc.contributor.author Peiris, MKH
dc.contributor.author Vijayachithra, G
dc.contributor.author Gunarathna, IDGS
dc.contributor.author Kumara, WGC
dc.contributor.author Fernando, NFJ
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-21T16:41:48Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-21T16:41:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-10
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/4180
dc.description.abstract Background: Physical restrain was one of the ancient interventions used to control psychiatric patients and it is used as an injury preventing measure now. Physical restrain should be used for a short period, not as a punishment and a registered nurse is responsible to protect rights, treat with dignity and provide high quality care during patient restraining. Aims: To assess knowledge, attitudes and practices on physical restraining and to find associations with socio-demographic variables among psychiatric nurses working in NIMH, Sri Lanka. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among a non-probability convenience sample (n= 294) and a pretested self-administered questionnaire was used for data collection. The knowledge, attitudes and practices were scaled using a scoring system and the associations between the sociodemographic factors and the knowledge, attitudes and practices were analyzed with chi-square where applicable. Results: Among 255 participants responded, 58.4% (n=149), 54.1% (n=138) and 62.4 %( n=159) nursing officers had a satisfactory knowledge, positive attitudes and favorable practices on physical restraining respectively. Though there wasn’t a significant association between knowledge, attitudes and practice level with their working experience (P= 0.332, 0. 235, 0.522) and with age (P=0.545, 0.106, 0.789) there was a significant association between nursing officers’ knowledge and attitudes (P= 0.000) regarding physical restraining. Conclusions: Participants had a satisfactory knowledge, positive attitudes and favorable practices regarding physical restraining. The value of conducting continuous in-service education programmes was highlighted in the study. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Awareness on legal aspect of physical restraining among psychiatric nurses working in National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.journal 15th annual academic sessions Sri Lanka College of psychiatrists en_US


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