Journal article

Patients' Experiences of Restrictive Interventions in Australia: Findings From the 2010 Australian Survey of Psychosis.

NS Brady, MJ Spittal, LM Brophy, C Harvey

Psychiatr Serv | American Psychiatric Publishing | Published : 2017


OBJECTIVE: The authors used survey data to investigate patients' experiences of restrictive interventions in inpatient settings. METHODS: The 2010 Australian Survey of High Impact Psychosis (N=1,825) asked about restrictive interventions experienced during a mental health admission in the previous year (N=428), ranging from restrictions on leaving a ward to seclusion. The authors explored the relationship between perceived benefit (good or limited versus no benefit) and the number of different types of restrictive interventions experienced. RESULTS: Twenty-three percent had recently experienced one or more restrictive interventions; of these, 42% had experienced forced medication and 35% had..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. This article is based on data collected in the framework of the 2010 Australian National Survey of High Impact Psychosis under the direction of Vera Morgan, Ph.D., M.Soc.Sc., Assen Jablensky, M.D., D.Med.Sc., and Anna Waterreus, Grad. Dip. The authors thank the hundreds of mental health professionals who participated in the preparation and conduct of the survey and the many Australians with psychotic disorders who gave their time and whose responses form the basis of this article.