BK & RS contributed equally to this work.
Preventive Psychiatric Admission for Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Pilot Study
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
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Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 127–134, April 2010
How to Cite
Koekkoek, B., Van Der Snoek, R., Oosterwijk, K. and Van Meijel, B. (2010), Preventive Psychiatric Admission for Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Pilot Study. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 46: 127–134. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00248.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
- First Received April 20, 2009; Revision Received August 17, 2009; Accepted for publication September 8, 2009.
- Acute care;
- care pathways;
- mental health;
- nurse–patient interaction;
- psychiatric nursing;
- qualitative approaches
PURPOSE. The purpose of this study was to establish the preliminary effects of preventive psychiatric admission of patients with severe borderline personality disorder (BPD) on the rate of agreement over treatment, patient service use, and patient views on the intervention.
DESIGN AND METHODS. A retrospective pre-post test design with quantitative measures and qualitative interviews was used.
FINDINGS. Agreement over treatment increased substantially and significantly, and services use decreased substantially, yet not significantly. Patients were highly content with the intervention.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. Preliminary results indicate that preventive admissions may be easy to use and cost effective with severe BPD patients in mainstream psychiatric services, but more research into the intervention is needed.