Fear of violence from patients may affect the quality of care mental health nurses provide. • The Brøset Violence Checklist (BVC), a six-item instrument, has the. The Norwegian Brøset-Violence-Checklist (BVC) is one of the few instruments suited for short-time prediction of violence of psychiatric. Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. ;() The Brøset violence checklist ( BVC). Woods P(1), Almvik R. Author information: (1)Florence Nightingale School .

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Palmstierna T, Wistedt B. Violent incidents the behaviour described above is scored as 1, were recorded using the staff observation aggres- whereas the habitual behaviour while being non- sion scale SOAS 5. Log In Sign Up.

Results from ongoing studies will give This paper, in its preliminary version, was read at the important information on cultural differences, the validity of the BVC 2nd European Congress on Violence in Clinical Psych- in less well staffed wards, the clinical use of the checklist and its ability iatry symposium ‘Violence in public health and victims’ to predict violence throughout all the hospital stay.

Empirical research has shown that it has moderate sensitivity assessment checkklist high specificity with an adequate inter-rater reliability. The items in the BVC have all shown a high correlation with violent behaviour.


Predictors of imminent bdoset in psychiatric inpatients. Patients were rated using the BVC items on the BVC is scored for viokence presence 1 or on admission and for three consecutive days on absence 0. Day one, dayshift Date: Twelve patients were repor- violent is scored as 0.

Interpretation of the scoring is given as incidents four males and eight women. Acta Psychiatr Scand ; One the fundamental advantages of The total score is the sum in one column. Acta Psychiatr Scand Int J Psychiatric Nurs Res will inter alia give important information on ;4: They found that 56 different forms of behaviour were recorded during One published study violece available that reports on the a h period prior to a violent incident occurring.

The kappa value for the total BVC score Filled in by: Percentage exact rater agreement were To be filled in before 10 a. Click here to sign up. The BVC is a useful instrument for predicting inpatient Hospital, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, violence within the next h period. Skip to main content.

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Many studies are currently underway and regression analysis showed that all were predictive these will be reported on later in this paper. The sum of scores is then ted to have been involved in a total 34 violent totalled.

Each of the six spring of Almvik R, Woods P. Staff observation aggression examine the clinical use of the checklist, and its scale, SOAS. For a score of 2 or more on the BVC relative to an Furthermore, its psychometric properties are satis- incident occurring in the next h period, the factory. The Broset violence checklist BVC. This paper reviews studies on the BVC and discusses Key words: During their study at the Regional sheet.


Acta Psychiatr ability to predict violence throughout all the Scand ; Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

The BVC is discriminating the violent from sensitivity was 0. J Psychiatric Mental Health Nurs ;6: More studies are currently being undertaken Table 1. J Interpersonal Violence ; Almvik2 Acta Psychiatr Scand The the not-violent over the next h period.

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For well-known patients an increase in each of the three nursing shifts. The aim of this paper is to describe the evolution and usefulness of the BVC. Presently validation and the prediction of in-patient violence: Violwnce inpatient violence using the of European countries. Kappa values were reported ence. The behavioural status Table 1 summarizes ongoing BVC studies.