Identifying key factors associated with aggression on acute inpatient psychiatric wards.

  title={Identifying key factors associated with aggression on acute inpatient psychiatric wards.},
  author={Len Bowers and T Helen Allan and Alan Simpson and Julia Jones and Marie van der Merwe and Debra Jeffery},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  volume={30 4},
Aggressive behaviour is a critical issue for modern acute psychiatric services, not just because of the adverse impact it has on patients and staff, but also because it puts a financial strain on service providers. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship of patient violence to other variables: patient characteristics, features of the service and physical environment, patient routines, staff factors, the use of containment methods, and other patient behaviours. A multivariate cross… CONTINUE READING
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