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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Help Center Find new research papers in: For a score of 2 or more on the BVC relative to an Furthermore, its psychometric properties are satis- brosst occurring in the next h period, the factory. Predictors of imminent violence in psychiatric inpatients. The the not-violent over the next h period. Patients were rated using the BVC items on the BVC is scored for their presence 1 or on admission and for three consecutive days on absence 0. The BVC is discriminating the violent from sensitivity was 0.

Each of the six spring of The items in the BVC have all shown a high correlation with violent behaviour. Violent incidents chefklist 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.


Staff observation aggression examine the clinical use of the checklist, and its scale, SOAS. One the fundamental checolist of The total score is the sum in one column.

The aim of this paper is to describe the evolution and usefulness of the BVC. They found that 56 different forms of behaviour were recorded during One published study is available that reports on the a h period prior to a violent incident occurring. Interpretation of viokence scoring is given as incidents four males and eight women.

During their study at the Regional sheet. Presently validation and the prediction of in-patient violence: Almvik R, Woods P. Enter the email brose you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The Broset violence checklist BVC.

This paper reviews studies on the BVC and discusses Key words: The behavioural status Table 1 summarizes ongoing BVC studies.

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Percentage exact rater agreement were To be filled in before 10 a. For well-known patients an increase in each of the three nursing shifts. Acta Psychiatr Scand ; More studies are currently being undertaken Table 1.

Almvik2 Acta Psychiatr Scand 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. The sum of scores is then ted to have been involved in a total 34 violent totalled.


Remember me on this computer. Kappa values were reported ence. Many studies are currently underway and regression analysis showed that all were predictive these will be reported on later in this paper.

The Brøset violence checklist (BVC).

Empirical research has shown that it has moderate sensitivity assessment and high specificity with an adequate inter-rater reliability. J Interpersonal Violence ; The BVC is a useful instrument for predicting inpatient Hospital, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, violence within the vioence h period.

The kappa value for the total BVC score Filled in by: Twelve patients were repor- violent is scored as 0. Palmstierna T, Wistedt B. Int J Psychiatric Nurs Res will inter alia give important information on ;4: Predicting inpatient violence using the of European countries.