The effect of a training course in aggression management on mental health nurses' perceptions of aggression: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

@article{Needham2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of a training course in aggression management on mental health nurses' perceptions of aggression: a cluster randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Ian Needham and Christoph Abderhalden and Ruud J. G. Halfens and Theo W. N. Dassen and H J Haug and Joachim Ernst Fischer},
  journal={International journal of nursing studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={649-55}
}
Nurses' attitudes towards patient aggression may influence their behaviour towards patients. Thus, their enhanced capacity to cope with aggressive patients may nurture more positive attitudes and alleviate adverse feelings emanating from patient aggression. This cluster randomised controlled trial conducted on six psychiatric wards tested the hypotheses that a 5 day training course in aggression management would positively influence the following outcome measures: Nurses' perception and… CONTINUE READING