A prospective study of aggression among psychiatric patients in rehabilitation wards.

@article{Cheung1996APS,
  title={A prospective study of aggression among psychiatric patients in rehabilitation wards.},
  author={Peter C.K. Cheung and Isaac Schweitzer and Virginia Tuckwell and Kay Crowley},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={257-62}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine, among patients in rehabilitation wards, the prevalence and nature of aggressive behaviour and the relationship between aggressive behaviour and patient characteristics and ward factors. METHOD The aggressive behaviour of all 220 inpatients within the rehabilitation program of a large psychiatric hospital in Victoria was assessed using the Staff Observation Aggression Scale. RESULTS Physical assaults occurred at a rate of 97.6 per 100 patients… CONTINUE READING

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