Journal article

Voluntary and Involuntary Psychiatric Admissions in China

Jian-Song Zhou, Yu-Tao Xiang, Xiao-Min Zhu, Weiye Liang, Haien Li, Jialong Yi, Fei Liu, Na Zhao, Gang Chen, Shulin Shi, Guoping Li, Danlin Shen, Ning Wei, Fang Qi, Wei Tan, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Wei Hao, Lingjiang Li, Xiaoping Wang

Psychiatric Services | AMER PSYCHIATRIC PUBLISHING, INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study examined admission patterns, including voluntary, involuntary, and partly voluntary admissions to Chinese psychiatric hospitals, in relation to sociodemographic and clinical factors, before a new mental health law was implemented in 2013. METHODS: Previously admitted patients were interviewed within one week after discharge from 16 psychiatric hospitals across China. Patients' basic sociodemographic and clinical data, including results from the Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS) and the Insight and Treatment Attitudes Questionnaire (ITAQ), were collected. RESULTS: Among 797 patients, 224 (28%) had voluntary admissions, 336 (42%) had involuntary admissions, and 237 (..

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Grants

Awarded by Key Projects in the National Science and Technology Pillar Program during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Key Projects in the National Science and Technology Pillar Program during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period (2012BAK16B00), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC 81371500), the World Health Organization, the Chinese Psychiatric Association, and the Mental Health Pilot Construction Project of the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China.