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  1. The TAPS project. 36 : The most difficult to place long-stay psychiatric in-patients : Outcome one Year after relocation.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The clinical and social outcomes were evaluated of « difficult to place » (DTP) patients discharged from hospital to alternative facilities.

    Method

    In the course of a reprovision programme for a psychiatric hospital, 72 long-stay patients were considered to be too problematic to live within the usual range of community placements.

    Their clinical and social state was assessed shortly before the hospital closed.

    Severe, persistent behavioural problems were recorded for each subject at baseline.

    One year after being relocated, patients were reassessed.

    Results

    Clinical and social measures were stable over time.

    The profile of severe behavioural problems changed over time, with one-third of the total problems subsiding and a similar number of new problems emerging.

    There was a significant reduction in physical aggression.

    One of the settings provided an environment as free of restrictions as the usual community homes.

    Conclusions

    The most difficult patients to reprovide for can be contained in a relatively non-restrictive care environment.

    There is some indication that aggressive behaviour can improve, raising the possibility that some DTP patients can move on to the usual community homes.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital psychiatrique, Fermeture, Désinstitutionnalisation, Evolution, Trouble psychiatrique, Trouble comportement, Agressivité, Traitement communautaire, Psychiatrie communautaire, Etude longitudinale, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric hospital, Closure, Desinstitutionalization, Evolution, Mental disorder, Behavioral disorder, Aggressiveness, Community treatment, Community psychiatry, Follow up study, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0437679

    Code Inist : 002B18I11. Création : 10/04/1997.