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Weighted Blankets for Adults with Mental Illness: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, Guidelines

Last updated: February 6, 2019
Project Number: RB1302-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of weighted blankets for adults with mental illness in psychiatric or residential care settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of weighted blankets for adults with mental illness in psychiatric or residential care settings?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the use of weighted blankets for adults with mental illness in psychiatric or residential care settings?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the clinical and cost-effectiveness of weighted blankets for adult patients with mental illness in long-term care. In addition, no evidence-based guidelines were identified.