Hostility during admission interview as a short-term predictor of aggression in acute psychiatric male inpatients.

@article{Troisi2003HostilityDA,
  title={Hostility during admission interview as a short-term predictor of aggression in acute psychiatric male inpatients.},
  author={Alfonso Troisi and Stefano Kustermann and Massimo Di Genio and A. Siracusano},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 12},
  pages={
          1460-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND A critical step for improving the prediction of on-ward violence is the identification of variables that are not only consistently associated with an increased risk of aggression but also easily evaluated during the admission interview. The goal of this prospective study was to assess the predictive utility of hostility during admission interview. METHOD The sample consisted of 80 newly admitted male patients with heterogeneous DSM-IV psychiatric diagnoses recruited from the… CONTINUE READING
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