Seclusion of children and adolescents: psychopathological and family factors

Gullick, Karen, McDermott, Brett, Stone, Prue, and Gibbon, Peter (2005) Seclusion of children and adolescents: psychopathological and family factors. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 14 (1). pp. 37-43.

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This paper describes the use of seclusion in a child and adolescent inpatient unit, including precipitating events, management strategies, details of seclusion episodes and individual and family risk factors. Inpatient ward documentation of seclusion episodes, demographic data and measures of individual psychopathology and impairment, parent mental health, life events and family functioning were used to compare secluded, non-secluded and outpatient groups. Secluded individuals had elevated psychopathology compared with non-secluded inpatients and outpatients. Their families reported poorer parental mental health and family functioning and more recent stressful life events. The results indicate that seclusion is most common among high-risk inpatients.

Item ID: 44602
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-0349
Keywords: child psychiatry, family characteristics, inpatients, physical restraint, psychopathology, seclusion
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 05:09
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920111 Nervous System and Disorders @ 100%
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