Determinants of seclusion after aggression in psychiatric inpatients
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SourceArchives of Psychiatric Nursing, 26, 4, (2012), pp. 307-315
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SW OZ BSI KLP
Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
SubjectExperimental Psychopathology and Treatment
ome aggressive incidents in psychiatric wards result in seclusion, whereas others do not. We used the Staff Observation Aggression Scale-Revised and the mental health trust's database to identify determinants that predicted seclusion after aggression. These consisted of demographic, diagnostic, contextual, and aggression characteristics and were analyzed in a multilevel logistic regression. This showed associations between seclusion and aggression for the following: younger age, involuntary status, history of previous aggression, physical or dangerous violence, aggression being directed against objects, and a more severe incident. Thus, seclusion after aggression appears to be mainly predicted by aggression itself.
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