Restriction of human rights during seclusion and mechanical restraint. Results of a randomized controlled study

January 2007
BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, pS1-S62
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • 1-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial comparing seclusion and mechanical restraint in people with serious mental illness. Bergk, Jan; Birk, Michael; Steinert, Tilman // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1 

    Background Seclusion and mechanical restraint are widely used for people with serious mental disorders. In most countries one intervention is preferred while the other is considered as inhuman or not sufficiently safe, but identical arguments refer to different preferences. There is a lack of...

  • Staff members' attitudes towards coercive measures. Bergk, Jan; Steinert, Tilman // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1 

    Background Coercive measures are associated with high strain for staff members. Most commonly used are mechanical restraint and seclusion. Both interventions are relatively secure and are considered as helpful in prevention of serious harm to self or others when other means are ineffective....

  • Consumers and Carer perspectives on poor practice and the use of seclusion and restraint in mental health settings: results from Australian focus groups. Brophy, Lisa M.; Roper, Catherine E.; Hamilton, Bridget E.; Tellez, Juan José; McSherry, Bernadette M. // International Journal of Mental Health Systems;2/6/2016, Vol. 10, p1 

    Background: Seclusion and restraint are interventions currently permitted for use in mental health services to control or manage a person's behaviour. In Australia, serious concerns about the use of such seclusion and restraint have been raised at least since 1993. Consumers and their supporters...

  • RESTRAINTS AND PATIENTS WITH MENTAL DISORDERS AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR. Zartaloudi, A. // Interscientific Health Care;2009, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p85 

    BACKGROUND: Aggression management and means of control in psychiatric settings is an international issue. Many studies in mental health literature are related to the appearance and the causes of violence and the use of control procedures, such as seclusion and restraint, from mental health...

  • A 15-year national follow-up: legislation is not enough to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint. Keski-Valkama, Alice; Sailas, Eila; Eronen, Markku; Koivisto, Anna-Maija; Lönnqvist, Jouko; Kaltiala-Heino, Riittakerttu; Lönnqvist, Jouko // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Sep2007, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p747 

    Background: Seclusion and restraint are frequent but controversial coercive measures used in psychiatric treatment. Legislative efforts have started to emerge to control the use of these measures in many countries. In the present study, the nationwide trends in the use of seclusion...

  • The use of coercive measures in adolescent psychiatric inpatient treatment: a nation-wide register study. Ulla, Siponen; Maritta, Välimäki; Riittakerttu, Kaltiala-Heino // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Sep2012, Vol. 47 Issue 9, p1401 

    Purpose: To evaluate the extent and trends in the use of seclusion/restraint in psychiatric inpatient treatment of adolescents aged 12-17 years in Finland. Methods: The National Hospital Discharge Register data comprising all psychiatric inpatient treatment periods of 12- to 17 year-olds in...

  • The use of seclusion and restraint during 15 years -- a nationwide study in Finland. Keski-Valkama, Alice; Sailas, Eila; Eronen, Markku; Lönnqvist, Jouko; Kaltiala-Heino, Riittakerttu // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1 

    Background Internationally, concerns over the use of seclusion and restraint in psychiatric care have increased over the past decades. In Finland, restriction of freedom and use of coercion in psychiatry are regulated by the Mental Health Act of 1991. After its implementation, the Act (revision...

  • Use of seclusion and restraint, and its relationship to the patient's gender -- a retrospective multi-center study from three departments' of acute emergency psychiatry. Knutzen, Maria // BMC Psychiatry;2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1 

    Background Previous studies show inconsistent findings about gender association with seclusion and restraint. A study from an acute emergency department showed that the number of women secluded and restrained were lower than for the men. But among repeatedly secluded and restrained patients the...

  • The Aggression-Coercion Cycle: Use of Seclusion and Restraint in a Child Psychiatric Hospital. Goren, Suzanne; Singh, Nirbhay N.; Best, Al M. // Journal of Child & Family Studies;Mar93, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p61 

    The widespread use of seclusion and restraint in child psychiatric hospitals to manage aggression and noncompliance is based on the assumption that coercive consequences reduce the frequency of undesirable behaviors exhibited by the patients. We report a study of the use of seclusion and...

  • "Coercion Experience Scale" (CES) - validation of a questionnaire on coercive measures. Bergk, Jan; Flammer, Erich; Steinert, Tilman // BMC Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 10, p5 

    Background: Although the authors of a Cochrane Review on seclusion and mechanical restraint concluded that "there is a surprising and shocking lack of published trials" on coercive interventions in psychiatry, there are only few instruments that can be applied in trials. Furthermore, as main...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics