Physical restraints used for nearly 20% of adults in sample of Swedish group homes


Physical restraints were found to be in use for nearly 20% of more than 500 adults living in group homes in Sweden in the week preceding the study. 99.2% of these had been subjected to more than one type of restraint.

The authors concluded physical restraints are frequently used in Sweden and that physical impairments and behavioural symptoms were significantly associated with their use.

Use of Physical Restraints With People With Intellectual Disabilities Living in Sweden’s Group Homes., Lundström, M et al, in Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 8: 36–41.

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After qualifying as a social worker, John worked in community learning disability teams before getting involved in a number of long-stay hospital closure programmes, working to develop individual plans for people moving into their own homes. He worked for BILD, helping to develop the Quality Network and was editorial lead for the NHS electronic library learning disabilities specialist collection. This led him to found the Learning Disabilities Elf site with Andre Tomlin as a way of making the evidence accessible to practitioners in health and social care. Most recently he has worked as part of Mencap's national quality team and also been involved in a number of national website developments, including the General Medical Council's learning disabilities site.

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