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 5 Experts’ ratings, and patient’s responses to the items (n = 21) of the attitudes towards involuntary admission scale
Items of the constructed list of specifications patients’ and experts’ ratings of theExperts ratings for the relevancy of itemsa
Patients’ responsesb
Min-Maxmean (SD)Min-Maxmean (SD)
I think that being detained as an involuntary patient has prevented further harm to me3-54.6 (0.65)1-53.1 (1.90)
I believe that I was offered the opportunity to recover in a safe place3-54.5 (0.66)1-53.9 (1.21)
I could not recognize that I needed help when I was very ill4-54.8 (0.38)1-52.7 (1.50)
I felt that I was pressured excessively4-54.7 (0.44)1-52.5 (1.46)
My problem could have been managed without being pressured4-54.6 (0.65)1-53.3 (1.38)
I think that my hospitalization was not necessary at all4-54.5 (0.66)1-52.4 (1.36)
I think that my hospitalization was unfair3-54.4 (0.96)1-52.4 (1.47)
I think that the hospitalization was against my rights3-54.3 (0.63)1-52.4 (1.45)
I felt that I was not heard2-54.4 (0.96)1-52.5 (1.45)
Hospitalization against my will posed a permanent threat to my independence3-54.3 (0.63)1-52.3 (1.50)
My problems might have been managed through a shorter hospitalization2-54.3 (0.85)1-53.6 (1.40)
My problems might have been managed through a voluntary hospitalization3-54.6 (0.66)1-52.9 (1.44)
This admission had a negative impact upon the relationship with my family2-54.4 (0.96)1-52.2 (1.41)
My relationship with my psychiatrist was negatively impacted by this involuntary admission3-54.4 (0.65)1-51.9 (1.29)
I felt that that my current or future job could be affected by being in hospital against my will3-54.2 (1.2)1-52.5 (1.48)
I know my rights as an involuntary patient2-54.7 (0.48)1-53.4 (1.51)
I was given passes and other privileges outside the unit when my doctors felt it was ok3-54.5 (1.1)1-54.3 (1.12)
Admission to hospital was a humiliating experience1-54.3 (0.85)1-52.6 (1.48)
I was given the chance to appeal my involuntary admission4-54.5 (0.66)1-53.2 (1.50)
Overall, I was treated with respect during this admission2-54.6 (0.51)1-53.9 (1.20)
I think my family should have been involved in the decision about my admission1-54.6 (0.51)1-53.2 (1.51)
Mean (SD) for the total samples2.8-54.5 (0.70)1-52.9 (1.2)