This paper compares selected characteristics of absconders with those of non-absconders matched for age group, sex, type of ward and length of stay.
The study was conducted over a twelve-month period in three English conventional mental hospitals.
The case notes of both groups of patients and also various hospital documents were perused.
Analysis of the data was done using SPSS.
Overall, the absconders were found to differ significantly from the non-absconders on source of referral, legal status, job to go to, visits from relatives or friends and history of alcohol abuse.
The significant findings are discussed in the light of previous studies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital psychiatrique, Hospitalisation, Facteur risque, Abandon traitement, Fugue, Service santé, Santé mentale, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Psychiatric hospital, Hospitalization, Risk factor, Treatment dropout, Running away, Health service, Mental health, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Cote : 99-0359324
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 14/12/1999.