TITLE

Victimization of patients with severe psychiatric disorders: prevalence, risk factors, protective factors and consequences for mental health. A longitudinal study

AUTHOR(S)
Dekker, Jack J. M.; Theunissen, Jan; Van, Rien; Peen, Jaap; Duurkoop, Pim; Kikkert, Martijn
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
BMC Public Health;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p687
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Victimization among people with a Severe Mental Illness is a common phenomenon. The objectives of this study proposal are: to delineate the extent and kind of victimization in a representative sample of chronic psychiatric patients; to contribute to the development and validation of a set of instruments registering victimization of psychiatric patients; to determine risk factors and protective factors; and to gain insight into the possible consequences of victimization. Methods/Design: An extensive data set of 323 patients with Sever Mental Illness (assessed 4 years ago) is used. In 2010 a second measurement will be performed, enabling longitudinal research on the predictors and consequences of victimization. Discussion: The consequences of (re)victimization have barely been subjected to analysis, partially due to the lack of a comprehensive, conceptual model for victimization. This research project will contribute significantly to the scientific development of the conceptual model of victimization in chronic psychiatric patients.
ACCESSION #
55566053

 

Related Articles

  • The Day/Night Clinic Complex: A New Kind of Psychiatric Facility. Kotsubinsky, Alexandr Petrovich; Sheinina, Nina Semyonovna // International Journal of Mental Health;Dec2005, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p63 

    The article evaluates the day/night clinic complex facility for psychiatric patients in Russia. In day/night complex clinic, patients are admitted for round-the-clock care when they live at a considerable distance and cannot travel to the unit every day. There are also disadvantages to treatment...

  • Disruptive and dangerous behaviour by patients on acute psychiatric wards in three European centres. Bowers, Len; Douzenis, Athanassios; Galeazzi, Gian Maria; Forghieri, Matilde; Tsopelas, Christos; Simpson, Alan; Allan, Teresa // Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology;Oct2005, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p822 

    Background: The disturbed behaviour of acute in-patients can have serious consequences, and methods of management are contentious and vary between countries. Little is known about this variation and its relationship to the characteristics of in-patient populations.Aim:...

  • Commentary: test of capacity has little practical benefit.  // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/17/2005, Vol. 331 Issue 7530, p1469 

    The article presents the author's views on new legislation that will influence the care of mentally ill patients in Great Britain. The author suggests that mental health legislation should embrace contemporary concern for patient autonomy while delivering what society requires of it. The concept...

  • Mental state and criminal behavior. Markopoulou, Maria; Georgiadou, Olga; Tsiftsoglou, Keranio; Bobotas, Konstantinos // Annals of General Psychiatry;2008 Supplement 1, Vol. 7, Special section p1 

    Background The positive symptoms of psychiatric patients are a common cause of aggressiveness and violent behavior, which some times lead them to commit crimes. So far, there are controversial data concerning the mental state of the patients at the time they commit the crime. However, the...

  • BACK FROM THE BRINK. Perry, Angelica // Community Care;6/1/2006, Issue 1625, p24 

    The author describes how the British mental health system worked for her as a psychiatric patient. In retrospect she feels fortunate to have experienced hospital care. She was a terrible patient. The core staff were excellent and professional at all times. She felt they were trying to let her...

  • Self-Rated Affect Among Adults Presentin Psychiatric Diagnosis. Zöller, Madeleine E.; Karlsson, Erica; Archer, Trevor // Individual Differences Research;Mar2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p14 

    The influence of an affective personality type upon psychological health was examined in 100 psychiatric patients. Factors predicting positive and negative affect were studied in a comparison of the patients with a healthy norm group of 1925 individuals. The patient group showed strong...

  • Prevalence of Criminal Thinking among State Prison Inmates with Serious Mental Illness. Morgan, Robert D.; Fisher, William H.; Duan, Naihua; Mandracchia, Jon T.; Murray, Danielle // Law & Human Behavior (Springer Science & Business Media B.V.);Aug2010, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p324 

    To examine the prevalence of criminal thinking in mentally disordered offenders, incarcerated male ( n = 265) and female ( n = 149) offenders completed measures of psychiatric functioning and criminal thinking. Results indicated 92% of the participants were diagnosed with a serious mental...

  • Psychotherapy — a Last Resort. Whyte, Robert // British Journal of Psychiatry;Mar88, Vol. 152, p408 

    A patient in whom a series of treatments of all sorts had failed was given two trials of psychotherapy over a prolonged period. Although the patient judged the trials of psychotherapy to be a failure, and therapy was terminated, he does seem to have matured, and his disturbed behaviour has...

  • Community mental health teams: evidence or belief? Thornicroft, G.; Becker, T.; Holloway, F.; Johnson, S.; Leese, M.; McCrone, P.; Szmukler, G.; Taylor, R.; Wykes, T. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Dec99, Vol. 175, p508 

    The article replies to comments to the PRiSM Psychosis Study in Great Britain. Critics of PRiSM assert that the study presented an evaluation of an assertive community treatment service. Authors of PRiSM points that the study evaluated two contrasting models of service for patients suffering...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics