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The perceptions of the ward atmosphere in four Jordanian psychiatric hospitals from the perspective of patients' relatives

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Purpose

    To describes the perceptions of the ward atmosphere of psychiatric hospitals from the perspective of the relatives of people who were inpatients in those hospitals.

    Design and Methods

    A nonexperimental descriptive survey was used. Data were collected using the Arabic version of Moos Ward Atmosphere Scale Ideal and Real forms.

    Findings

    Data indicate that even though relatives of Jordanian mental health patients were generally positive about the ward atmosphere, they would like to see changes.

    Practice Implications

    By describing their current and ideal treatment environments, participants have provided information that can guide interventions to change the ward atmosphere and thus help foster better patient treatment outcomes.

UOW Authors


  •   Al-Sagarat, Ahmad (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Curtis, Janette (external author)
  •   Crookes, Patrick A.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • AL-Sagarat, A., Moxham, L., Curtis, J. & Crookes, P. (2014). The perceptions of the ward atmosphere in four Jordanian psychiatric hospitals from the perspective of patients' relatives. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50 (4), 287-293.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84911397976

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2383

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 287

End Page


  • 293

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Purpose

    To describes the perceptions of the ward atmosphere of psychiatric hospitals from the perspective of the relatives of people who were inpatients in those hospitals.

    Design and Methods

    A nonexperimental descriptive survey was used. Data were collected using the Arabic version of Moos Ward Atmosphere Scale Ideal and Real forms.

    Findings

    Data indicate that even though relatives of Jordanian mental health patients were generally positive about the ward atmosphere, they would like to see changes.

    Practice Implications

    By describing their current and ideal treatment environments, participants have provided information that can guide interventions to change the ward atmosphere and thus help foster better patient treatment outcomes.

UOW Authors


  •   Al-Sagarat, Ahmad (external author)
  •   Moxham, Lorna
  •   Curtis, Janette (external author)
  •   Crookes, Patrick A.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • AL-Sagarat, A., Moxham, L., Curtis, J. & Crookes, P. (2014). The perceptions of the ward atmosphere in four Jordanian psychiatric hospitals from the perspective of patients' relatives. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 50 (4), 287-293.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84911397976

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/2383

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 287

End Page


  • 293

Volume


  • 50

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United States