Victimization in individuals suffering from psychosis: a Swedish cross-sectional study

Anita Bengtsson Tops, Kent Ehliasson

    Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelPeer review

    30 Citeringar (Scopus)

    Sammanfattning

    The aims of the study were to investigate: (1) self-reported adulthood and last-year victimization in male and female outpatients suffering from psychosis; (2) relationships to perpetrators; (3) whether drugs or alcohol were involved in victimization situations; (4) places where victimization occurred. Patients were randomly selected from five outpatient units geared to patients with psychosis; 174 patients participated in a structured face-to-face interview. Experiences of victimization in adulthood were reported by 67%, 33% in the previous year. During adulthood 51% had been physically and 32% sexually victimized and 39% threatened. In the previous year 21% reported threats, 20% physical and 15% sexual victimization. Women reported greater exposure to physical and sexual victimization than men during adulthood and in the previous year. Strangers and acquaintances were mainly reported as perpetrators and half (55%) of those victimized in the previous year stated no involvement of alcohol or drugs. Victimization mainly occurred in the patients' own home (59%), outside downtown (34%), or in others homes (38%). The results of this study give reason to highlight the importance for research and clinical practices to adopt a broad frame of interpretation concerning victimization in patients, covering both individual and environmental factors.

    OriginalspråkEngelska
    Sidor (från-till)23-30
    Antal sidor7
    TidskriftJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
    Volym19
    Utgåva1
    DOI
    StatusPublicerad - 2012

    Nationell ämneskategori

    • Psykiatri (30215)

    Fingeravtryck

    Fördjupa i forskningsämnen för ”Victimization in individuals suffering from psychosis: a Swedish cross-sectional study”. Tillsammans bildar de ett unikt fingeravtryck.

    Citera det här