Psychometric Properties of the Management of Aggression and Violence Attitude Scale

Psychometric Properties of the Management of Aggression and Violence Attitude Scale in Hong Kong’s Emergency Care Setting. Introduction: A safe and therapeutic environment in health care settings is imperative for staff to deliver high quality and effective care. Emergency unit is one of the most high-risk areas for patient violence. The Management of Aggression and Violence Attitude Scale’s (MAVAS) is the only instrument designed to measure the perceived causes and …

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Stopping the inter-generational transmission of violence and aggression

Child and adolescent conduct disorders include aggression, violence, rule-violation and anti-social behaviours. Untreated, these disorders predict substance use, adult mental health problems, chronic unemployment, inter-personal difficulties, adult and family violence, criminality and incarceration. Although conduct disorders are common, many families with these children are poor, marginalised and difficult to engage. However engagement is important to help interrupt the inter-generational transmission of trauma, abuse, criminal behaviour, mental illness, violence, aggression, and …

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