The Staff Observation Aggression Scale – Revised (SOAS-R) – Adjustment and validation for emergency primary health care

Tone Morken, Valborg Baste, Grethe Johnsen, Knut Rypdal, Tom Krisman Kule Palmstierna, Ingrid H. Johansen

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BMC Health Services Research, 2018
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Many emergency primary health care workers experience aggressive behaviour from patients or visitors. Simple incident-reporting procedures exist for inpatient, psychiatric care, but a similar and simple incident-report for other health care settings is lacking. The aim was to adjust a pre-existing form for reporting aggressive incidents in a psychiatric inpatient setting to the emergency primary health care settings. We also wanted to assess the validity of the severity scores in emergency primary health care.