Challenging behaviour in the elderly-monitoring violent incidents.

  title={Challenging behaviour in the elderly-monitoring violent incidents.},
  author={Roger Almvik and Kirsten Rasmussen and Phil Woods},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={21 4},
OBJECTIVE To explore the frequency and nature of violent incidents in psychogeriatric wards and nursing homes in terms of type and severity of incidents, what provoked the incidents, and what kind of measure was needed to stop the aggression. MATERIAL AND METHODS Aggressive behaviour of the study group was monitored using the Staff Observation Aggression Scale-Revised (SOAS-R( in two Norwegian nursing homes and two geriatric psychiatric wards for a period of three months. Severity of… CONTINUE READING