Vicky Bell

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OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in mental health and other needs, as well as clinical and diagnostic 'caseness', in a sample of adolescents over a 6-month period following entry into a Young Offenders Institution in the UK. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING One Young Offenders Institution between November 2006 and August 2009. PARTICIPANTS 219(More)
The DAFS (Direct Assessment of Functional Status) is a new test for the assessment of competence of demented patients in situations of everyday life. The present study assesses objectivity, temporal stability, concurrent and discriminative validity of a German version of the DAFS. Sixteen patients with a DSM-III-R-diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer's(More)
In the framework of a prospective follow-up study, development and outcome of the occupational and social status in 258 first-admission psychiatric patients was investigated. Interviews were made at the time of discharge, 1 year and 5 years later. For that reason prospective data exist on the prehospital and hospital time as well as on short-term and(More)
Patients who commit suicide in a psychiatric hospital are, in general, patients who have had previous admission or who have already made at least one suicide attempt. The following study focuses upon an earlier time within the course of a psychiatric illness, that is the time of first admission, and examines the rate of suicide of 258 patients after 5(More)
The value of the reintegration and rehabilitation of inpatients vocationally was studied. Certain of the vocational experiences (unemployment and stressful working conditions) of former psychiatric inpatients were examined, with attention being paid to their stabilizing or destabilizing effect on symptomatic behaviour. A cohort of 230 first-time admissions(More)
In this study the course of Readmission after one, 2.5 and 5 years was examinated at a sample of 258 first admitted psychiatric patients of different diagnostic groups. In the analysis occupational, soziodemographic and clinical parameters of these patients were related to the readmission after 5 years and studied if these parameters allow a predictive(More)
In this study the course of rehospitalisation after one, 2 1/2 and 5 years was examined in a sample of 113 readmitted patients of different diagnostic groups. In a second step of analysis occupational, sociodemographic and clinical parameters of these patients were related to the readmission after 5 years and studied if these parameters allow a predictive(More)
In this study prognoses about the posthospital vocational achievement behavior of 55 first admitted depressive patients were made at the time of discharge. With a structured and standardized questionnaire the patients themselves, the treating physicians, and the nurses were interviewed. As a first step of analysis the prognoses of the three groups were(More)
In a prospectively designed follow-up study of 258 first admitted psychiatric patients, 1 year after discharge 224 patients and 175 significant others were asked about the social adjustment of these patients and some predictors for this aspect of outcome could be identified. The sample consisted of five different diagnostic groups: organically caused(More)