Purpose: Estimate the effect of nursing, shift, and patient characteristics on patients' aggression. Design and Methods: Follow-up study on a closed psychiatric ward was performed to estimate the effect of nursing team characteristics and patient characteristics on the incidence of aggression. Findings: The incidence of aggression (n = 802 in sample) was lower in teams with >75% male nurses. Teams scoring high on extraversion experienced more verbal aggression and teams scoring high on neuroticism experienced more physical aggression. Younger patients and/or involuntarily admitted patients were more frequently aggressive. Practice Implications: These findings could stimulate support for nurses to prevent aggression.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Perspectives in psychiatric care|
|Early online date||2022|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2022|