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Journal of Integrative Nursing ›› 2020, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (1): 11-17.doi: 10.4103/jin.jin_4_20

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Evaluation and analysis of the effect of continuing education on nurses’ physical restraint knowledge, attitude, and behavior

Luo YANG1, Ling TANG2, Hong GUO1, Yan-Ling SHEN3, Li LI4, Qing-Xia LIU5, Hai-Yan WANG6, Yan-Juan LIU3   

  1. 1School of Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; 2Department of Nursing, Dongfang Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; 3Surgical Intensive Care Unit; 4Geriatric Ward; 5Department of Nursing, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China; 6National Geriatric Center, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China
  • Received:2019-10-30 Revised:2020-01-17 Accepted:2020-02-19 Online:2020-03-31 Published:2020-03-31
  • Contact: Address for correspondence: Hong GUO, School of Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, East Sanhuan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, China.E-mail: Address for correspondence: Yan-Ling SHEN, RN, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Cherry Garden East Street, Beijing 100029, China.E-mail:
  • About author:Luo YANG and Ling TANG contributed equally to this work


Objective: The objective of the study is to construct a training course for physical restraint (PR) evidence-based practice project and apply it to verify its effect.

Methods: A total of 162 nurses from five departments of a general hospital in Beijing were trained to compare the PR knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of nurses before and after training.

Results: The nurses were satisfied with the overall curriculum; the total scores of PR’ knowledge, attitude and behavior of nurses after training were higher than before, and the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.05); the total scores of nurses who received evidence-related training before this training were higher than those of nurses who did not receive relevant training, and the difference was statistically significant (P < 0.05).

Conclusion: Continuing education can effectively improve nurses’ knowledge, attitude, and behavior level of PR, ensure patient safety, and promote physical and psychological rehabilitation of patients.