Basic Study
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2017.
World J Psychiatr. Jun 22, 2017; 7(2): 89-97
Published online Jun 22, 2017. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v7.i2.89
Table 2 The administered version of the constructed attitudes towards involuntary admission scale
Instructions: Please rate your perception about the following statements in relation to your involuntary admission to hospital (1 = strongly disagree and 5 = strongly agree)
I think that being detained as an involuntary patient has averted further harm to me
I believe that I was offered the opportunity to recover in a safe place
I could not recognize that I needed help when I was very ill
I felt that I was pressured excessively
My problem could have been managed without being pressured
I think that my hospitalization was not necessary at all
I think that my hospitalization was unfair
I think that hospitalization was against my rights
I felt that I was not heard
Hospitalization against my will posed a permanent threat to my independence
My problems might have been managed through a voluntary hospitalization
My problems might have been managed through a shorter hospitalization
This admission had a negative impact upon the relationship with my family
My relationship with my psychiatrist was negatively impacted by this involuntary admission
I felt that that my current or future job could be affected by being in hospital against my will
I know my rights as an involuntary patient
I was given passes and other privileges outside the unit when my doctors felt it was ok
Admission to hospital was a humiliating experience
I was given the chance to appeal my involuntary admission
Overall, I was treated with respect
I think my family should have been involved in the decision about my admission