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dc.contributor.authorBraham, Louise G.
dc.contributor.authorHeasley, Jonathan F.
dc.contributor.authorAkiens, Sam
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-29T13:16:47Z
dc.date.available2017-09-29T13:16:47Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationBraham, L. G., Heasley, J. F. & Akiens, S. (2013). An evaluation of night confinement in a high secure hospital. Mental Health Review Journal, 18 (1), pp.21-31.
dc.identifier.other10.1108/13619321311306947
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/11398
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Night confinement (NC) has been proposed as an appropriate and safe way to make cost improvements in a high secure NHS hospital. Given potential controversy, evaluating the impact of this change is vital. This paper aims to focus on the issue. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a mixed methods design to assess the impact of a three month night confinement pilot on four high secure admission wards. In total, 158 staff and 42 patients were approached to complete questionnaires and interview prior to and following the pilot. Questionnaires were analysed using T tests, ANOVA and Mann Whitney-U to asses perceived changes in ward climate, working environment and quality of life. Thematic and saliency analysis was used to explore themes arising from semi structured interviews. Hospital data were collected to identify behavioural changes. Findings: The study found that NC had no adverse effects and incidents of self harm, other incidents and seclusion hours dropped by a third during this period. This was contrary to staff expectations. Research limitations/implications: Limitations include: a large number of researchers involved; average response rate and a disproportionate number of patients on Tilt restrictions on the pilot wards. Further evaluation is necessary if NC is to be adopted more widely. Practical implications: This evaluation suggests that NC can contribute to providing an efficient and effective secure mental health service. Originality/value: This study provides a unique opportunity to assess the impact of NC on patients and is of value to other secure units seeking effective cost improvements. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
dc.description.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/13619321311306947?journalCode=mhrj
dc.subjectHigh security facilities
dc.subjectSleep
dc.subjectCosts and cost analysis
dc.subjectQuality of life
dc.titleAn evaluation of night confinement in a high secure hospital
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