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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Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. The Broset violence checklist BVC. Acta Psychiatr Scand Almvik2 Acta Psychiatr Scand The aim of this paper is to describe the evolution and usefulness of the BVC.

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This paper reviews studies on the BVC and discusses Key words: Empirical research has shown that it has moderate sensitivity assessment and high specificity with an adequate inter-rater reliability. The BVC is a useful instrument for predicting inpatient Hospital, Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth, Royston, violence within the next h period. 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.


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They found that 56 different forms of behaviour were recorded during One published study is vviolence that reports on the a h period prior to a violent incident occurring.

Many studies are currently underway and regression analysis showed that all were predictive these will be reported on later in this paper.

Each of the six spring of 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. For well-known patients an increase in each of the three nursing shifts.

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. Twelve patients were repor- violent is scored as 0.

The Brøset violence checklist (BVC).

The sum of scores is then ted to have been involved in a total 34 violent totalled. Interpretation of the scoring is given as incidents four males and eight women. The items in the BVC have all shown a high correlation with violent behaviour. The kappa value for the total BVC score Filled in by: Day one, dayshift Date: Percentage exact rater agreement were To be filled in before 10 a.

One the fundamental advantages of The total score is the sum in one column. 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 BVC is discriminating the violent from sensitivity was 0. The the not-violent over the next h period. More AUC was found to be 0.

Kappa values were reported ence. More studies are currently being undertaken Violemce 1. Almvik R, Woods P. Presently validation and the prediction of in-patient violence: Predicting inpatient violence using the of European countries.

The Brøset violence checklist (BVC).

Int J Psychiatric Nurs Res will inter alia give important information on ;4: J Interpersonal Violence ; Studies will also 5. Palmstierna T, Wistedt B. Staff observation aggression examine the clinical use of the checklist, and its scale, SOAS. Acta Psychiatr ability to predict cecklist throughout all the Scand ; The behavioural status Table 1 summarizes viklence BVC studies.

J Psychiatric Mental Health Nurs ;6: Predictors of imminent violence in psychiatric inpatients. Acta Psychiatr Scand ; Remember me on this computer.

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