Journal article

Violence risk assessment in psychiatric patients in China: A systematic review

Jiansong Zhou, Katrina Witt, Yutao Xiang, Xiaomin Zhu, Xiaoping Wang, Seena Fazel

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic review on violence risk assessment instruments used for psychiatric patients in China. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted from 1980 until 2014 to identify studies that used psychometric tools or structured instruments to assess aggression and violence risk. Information from primary studies was extracted, including demographic characteristics of the samples used, study design characteristics, and reliability and validity estimates. RESULTS: A total of 30 primary studies were identified that investigated aggression or violence; 6 reported on tools assessing aggression while an additional 24 studies reported on structured i..

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Grants

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


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)


Awarded by Wellcome Trust


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Key Projects in the National Science & Technology Pillar Program during the Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period (No. 2012BAK16B00), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 81371500), the World Health Organization (WHO), China's Ministry of Health, Chinese Psychiatrist Association (CPA) and the Mental Health Pilot Construction Project of National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People's Republic of China. S.F. is supported by the Wellcome Trust (Grant Number: 095806).