Collection and analysis of data on the use of restraint and decisions concerning open-area seclusion in adult mental health care in 2012
Oslo. 2016-2 | 2016
The Regional Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychiatry for the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority was commissioned by the Directorate of Health to examine the use of restraint and open-area seclusion in adult mental health care in 2012. This report follows up a similar mapping in 2009. Given the lack of an electronic reporting system that ensures complete sets of data on administrative decisions on restraint and open-area seclusion, it was necessary to use a manual whereby anonymised copies were submitted of all handwritten records of the use of restraint and open-area seclusion from 2012. The data were then coded in a specially designed database before being transferred to SPSS for statistical analysis.