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dc.contributor.authorLedsham, Robert
dc.contributor.authorBoote, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorKirkland, Audrey
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Susan
dc.identifier.citationLedsham , R , Boote , J , Kirkland , A & Davies , S 2006 , ' What is it like to use hip protectors? A qualitative study of the views and experiences of nurses and patients ' , Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing , vol. 9 , no. SUPPL. 1 , pp. e97-e105 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 8115584
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 33847325664
dc.descriptionThis article was accepted for publication in Clinical Effectiveness of Nursing (2006) 9S1, e97-e105, published by Elsevier in final form at doi: 10.1016/j.cein.2006.05.001
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To explore the views and experiences of nursing staff and patients about using hip protectors in in-patient clinical wards. Design and method: Qualitative, cross-sectional study. Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were carried out with nurses and patients. All data were analysed using the 'Framework' method. Setting: Two dementia and two enduring mental health problem wards within an NHS Trust. Sample: Nurses (n = 22) and patients (n = 16). Findings: Patients and staff supported the use of hip protectors, because they: (1) were perceived to reduce falls-related injuries, (2) lessen anxiety around falls, and (3) provide patients with confidence to mobilise unaided. However, there was concern that hip protectors can reduce patients' ability to dress and use the toilet unaided. Some patients find protectors uncomfortable and hot, particularly in bed. Nurses in dementia wards reported that patients forget they are wearing the intervention, and that patients remove the protector once it is in position. Conclusions: The successful utilisation of hip protectors is dependent on: (1) the degree to which patients accept the purpose of the protector and any resultant discomfort and adverse impact on their independence; and (2) the ability of nursing staff to explain the benefits of the intervention, and to monitor its correct usage.en
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Effectiveness in Nursing
dc.subjectDementia care
dc.subjectHip protectors
dc.subjectIn-patient wards
dc.subjectOlder people
dc.titleWhat is it like to use hip protectors? : A qualitative study of the views and experiences of nurses and patientsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Adult Nursing and Primary Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionOlder People's Health and Complex Conditions
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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