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Prevalence of aggressive behaviours among inpatients with psychiatric disorders: a case study analysis from Jordan

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In this study, we investigated the correlates of aggression among consumers with mental illness within two psychiatric hospitals in Jordan. This was a descriptive, cross sectional study carried out by auditing consumers’ medical records in regards to incidents of aggression before and during admission. Approval was gained from 203 next of kins to review the consumers’ medical records. Results from this case analysis, found the prevalence of aggressive behaviours among psychiatric inpatient's in Jordan to be 23.6%, the most common form of aggression was consumer to consumer and that the aggressive act was more likely to be perpetrated by younger consumers. Such findings contribute to the discourse about aggression and understanding who and what causes aggression can go toward identify strategies for early intervention and management. After all, mental health units should be places of safety, that is, an asylum, and everyone who enters that environment deserves to be safe.

UOW Authors


  •   Al-Sagarat, Ahmad (external author)
  •   Hamdan-Mansour, Ayman M. (external author)
  •   Al-Sarayreh, Faris (external author)
  •   Nawafleh, Hani (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Al-Sagarat, A. Y., Hamdan-Mansour, A. M., Al-Sarayreh, F., Nawafleh, H. & Moxham, L. (2016). Prevalence of aggressive behaviours among inpatients with psychiatric disorders: a case study analysis from Jordan. Nursing and Health Sciences, 18 (2), 172-179.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84965095826

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3554

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 172

End Page


  • 179

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • In this study, we investigated the correlates of aggression among consumers with mental illness within two psychiatric hospitals in Jordan. This was a descriptive, cross sectional study carried out by auditing consumers’ medical records in regards to incidents of aggression before and during admission. Approval was gained from 203 next of kins to review the consumers’ medical records. Results from this case analysis, found the prevalence of aggressive behaviours among psychiatric inpatient's in Jordan to be 23.6%, the most common form of aggression was consumer to consumer and that the aggressive act was more likely to be perpetrated by younger consumers. Such findings contribute to the discourse about aggression and understanding who and what causes aggression can go toward identify strategies for early intervention and management. After all, mental health units should be places of safety, that is, an asylum, and everyone who enters that environment deserves to be safe.

UOW Authors


  •   Al-Sagarat, Ahmad (external author)
  •   Hamdan-Mansour, Ayman M. (external author)
  •   Al-Sarayreh, Faris (external author)
  •   Nawafleh, Hani (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Al-Sagarat, A. Y., Hamdan-Mansour, A. M., Al-Sarayreh, F., Nawafleh, H. & Moxham, L. (2016). Prevalence of aggressive behaviours among inpatients with psychiatric disorders: a case study analysis from Jordan. Nursing and Health Sciences, 18 (2), 172-179.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84965095826

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3554

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 172

End Page


  • 179

Volume


  • 18

Issue


  • 2