Clinico-social and pathopsychological risk factors of nosocomial aggression in various categories of patients

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Abstract

In the present study, we for the first time reveal risk factors for nosocomial aggression in different categories of the psychiatric patients, depending on the nosology and gender. We analyzed data on 275 patients who committed socially dangerous acts, declared insane and sent to inpatient involuntary treatment. We highlighted the general socio-demographic and psychological factors of nosocomial aggression in male psychiatric patients regardless of nosology. We identified the risk factors for nosocomial aggression in patients with schizophrenia and organic mental disorder depending on gender. We differentiate the risk factors of regime requirements violations in the first six months of compulsory treatment and throughout the hospital treatment. The controlling and accounting of all the risk factors of nosocomial aggression can lead to increased levels of safety and reduce the incidence of aggression.

General Information

Keywords: nosocomial aggression, risk factors of aggression, aggression in psychiatric patients.

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Bulygina V.G., Kabanova T., Kuznetsov D.A. Clinico-social and pathopsychological risk factors of nosocomial aggression in various categories of patients [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2013. Vol. 5, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Vera G. Bulygina, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Professor, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5584-1251, e-mail: ver210@yandex.ru

T. Kabanova, Junior Research Assistant, Laboratory of Psychological Problems of Forensic Psychiatric Prevention, V.P. Serbskiy State Research Center of Social and Forensic Psychiatry, Moscow, Russian Federation,

D. A. Kuznetsov, psychiatrist, Psychiatric Hospital №5, Moscow Department of Public Health, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: reflexion_light@mail.ru

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