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Bengtsson-Tops, A. & Ehliasson, K. (2012). Psykossjuka drabbas oftare av våld. Kristianstadsbladet (20/6), pp. B4
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psykossjuka drabbas oftare av våld
2012 (Swedish)In: Kristianstadsbladet, ISSN 1103-9523, no 20/6, p. B4-Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Män och kvinnor som drabbats av psykossjukdom utsätts i betydligt större omfattning än folk i allmänhet för hot om våld och fysiskt och sexualiserat våld ute i vårt samhälle.

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Psychiatry
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urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-9451 (URN)
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-06-21 Last updated: 2014-08-07Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson Tops, A. & Ehliasson, K. (2012). Victimization in individuals suffering from psychosis: a Swedish cross-sectional study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19(1), 23-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Victimization in individuals suffering from psychosis: a Swedish cross-sectional study
2012 (English)In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1351-0126, E-ISSN 1365-2850, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 23-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aims of the study were to investigate: (1) self-reported adulthood and last-year victimization in male and female outpatients suffering from psychosis; (2) relationships to perpetrators; (3) whether drugs or alcohol were involved in victimization situations; (4) places where victimization occurred. Patients were randomly selected from five outpatient units geared to patients with psychosis; 174 patients participated in a structured face-to-face interview. Experiences of victimization in adulthood were reported by 67%, 33% in the previous year. During adulthood 51% had been physically and 32% sexually victimized and 39% threatened. In the previous year 21% reported threats, 20% physical and 15% sexual victimization. Women reported greater exposure to physical and sexual victimization than men during adulthood and in the previous year. Strangers and acquaintances were mainly reported as perpetrators and half (55%) of those victimized in the previous year stated no involvement of alcohol or drugs. Victimization mainly occurred in the patients' own home (59%), outside downtown (34%), or in others homes (38%). The results of this study give reason to highlight the importance for research and clinical practices to adopt a broad frame of interpretation concerning victimization in patients, covering both individual and environmental factors.

Keywords
female, male, nursing, outpatients, psychosis, victimization, severe mental-illness, violent victimization, crime victimization, schizophrenia, prevalence, perpetrators, disorders, people, abuse, women
National Category
Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8960 (URN)10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01749.x (DOI)000298673100004 ()22070224 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2012-02-02 Created: 2012-02-02 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
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