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The Perceptions of the Ward Atmosphere in Four Jordanian Psychiatric Hospitals From the Perspective of Patients' Relatives


  • Conflict of Interest Statement

    The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.

  • Funding Statement:

    Funded by Mu'tah University AL-Karak- Jordan.



To describes the perceptions of the ward atmosphere of psychiatric hospitals from the perspective of the relatives of people who were inpatients in those hospitals.

Design and Methods

A nonexperimental descriptive survey was used. Data were collected using the Arabic version of Moos Ward Atmosphere Scale Ideal and Real forms.


Data indicate that even though relatives of Jordanian mental health patients were generally positive about the ward atmosphere, they would like to see changes.

Practice Implications

By describing their current and ideal treatment environments, participants have provided information that can guide interventions to change the ward atmosphere and thus help foster better patient treatment outcomes.