Use of psychotropic medication among inpatients during focused efforts in prevention of coercion and restraint

Mikkel Højlund, Lene Høgh, Povl Munk-Jørgensen, Elsebeth Stenager

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Abstract

Objective:
Department of Psychiatry in Aabenraa participates in a national Danish project supporting efforts to reduce coercion and restraint in psychiatry. Antipsychotic and anxiolytic medicine is widely used among agitated patients, but is also known to contribute to cardio-vascular disease and reduced life expectancy.
The aim of this study is therefore to quantify the use of psychotropic medication when implementing interventions to reduce coercion and restraint.
Methods:
Cohort study on patients in risk of agitation and coercion in a psychiatric ward operating without physical restraint. Prescription history is collected from patients admitted with diagnosis of organic mental disorders, substance abuse, psychotic disorders, mania, bipolar affective disease and personality disorders (ICD-10: F0x, F1x, F2x, F30-31, F60) and compared with prescription history of similar patients admitted before the project period.
Results:
Data collection is carried out during autumn of 2016 and preliminary results will be presented at the meeting in Gothenburg.
Conclusions:
Data from this study will provide new information to the evaluation of initiatives towards reduction of restraint in psychiatry. It will also provide us with awareness to possible inexpedient practice.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event18th European Psychiatric Association Section Meeting Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry - Göteborg, Sweden
Duration: 30. Nov 20163. Dec 2016

Conference

Conference18th European Psychiatric Association Section Meeting Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry
CountrySweden
CityGöteborg
Period30/11/201603/12/2016

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Højlund, M., Høgh, L., Munk-Jørgensen, P., & Stenager, E. (2016). Use of psychotropic medication among inpatients during focused efforts in prevention of coercion and restraint. Poster session presented at 18th European Psychiatric Association Section Meeting Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry, Göteborg, Sweden.