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Validation of the Violence Risk Screening-10 instrument among clients discharged from a psychiatric hospital in Beijing

Yao, Xiuyu, Li, Zheng, Arthur, David, Hu, Lili and Cheng, Gen (2014). Validation of the Violence Risk Screening-10 instrument among clients discharged from a psychiatric hospital in Beijing. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing,23(1):79-87.

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Title Validation of the Violence Risk Screening-10 instrument among clients discharged from a psychiatric hospital in Beijing
Author Yao, Xiuyu
Li, Zheng
Arthur, David
Hu, Lili
Cheng, Gen
Journal Name International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1445-8330   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84891895632
Start Page 79
End Page 87
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The Violence Risk Screening-10 is one of the few instruments available for evaluating violence risk in mental health clients during and after hospitalization. This prospective study examined the applicability of this brief instrument with a sample of 289 clients in the 6 months after discharge from a general psychiatric hospital in Beijing. During the research period, 24 of the 289 clients demonstrated aggression. The receiver–operator characteristic curve yielded an area under the curve of 0.62. At the cut-off point of 4.5, its sensitivity/specificity was 79.2%/33.3%, and the corresponding positive/negative predictive value was 9.9%/94.5%. The predictive accuracy of this instrument was lower compared with the results of the original study, and was also less accurate than when it was administered while the clients were in the hospital. While promising in its utility for use beyond the hospital, it deserves further modification prior to its wide use across culturally-diverse China.
Keywords community mental health
risk assessment
scale
violence
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1447-0349.2012.00890.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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