A 27-month prospective study was conducted of patient assaults on nurses in a Canadian psychiatric hospital.
Rates were low (4% of the patients committing an assault) and the injuries mostly trivial.
Schizophrenics accounted for 43% of attacks, but when allowance was made for the disproportionate number of patients in the hospital with this diagnosis, individuals with mental retardation or dementia were approximately twice as likely to be assaultive as schizophrenics.
Repeat assaulters (>4 attacks) were more likely to be suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Personnel sanitaire, Hôpital psychiatrique, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Infirmier, Schizophrénie, Arriération mentale, Démence, Psychose, Organisation santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Health staff, Psychiatric hospital, Canada, North America, America, Nurse, Schizophrenia, Mental retardation, Dementia, Psychosis, Public health organization, Human
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Cote : 92-0680673
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 199406.