Reduction of restraint and seclusion through collaborative problem solving: a five-year prospective inpatient study.

@article{Martn2008ReductionOR,
  title={Reduction of restraint and seclusion through collaborative problem solving: a five-year prospective inpatient study.},
  author={Andr{\'e}s Barriga Mart{\'i}n and Heidi Krieg and Frank Esposito and D. Stubbe and Laurie Cardona},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 12},
  pages={1406-12}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined usage patterns of restraint and seclusion before and after the implementation of collaborative problem solving (CPS), a manualized therapeutic program for working with aggressive children and adolescents. METHODS The clinical setting was a 15-bed psychiatric inpatient unit for school-age children. A total of 755 children were hospitalized for a total of 998 admissions from fiscal years 2003 to 2007 (median age=11 years; 64% boys). Data were collected for three… CONTINUE READING

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