Assaultive behavior in geriatric patients.

K. R. Chou, M. J. Kaas, M. F. Richie

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Abstract

The causes of assaultive behavior can be grouped into three categories: patient factors, environmental factors, and caregiver factors. History of previous assault and diagnosis of dementia or organic brain syndrome are most often associated with assaultive behavior in elderly patients. Limited body space and excessive environmental stimuli can trigger assaultive behavior. Gerontological nurses can prevent the incidence of assault by recognizing the potential risks, preventing patients' fear and anxiety, reducing the outburst of anger, and decreasing patients' agitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-38
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Volume22
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Assaultive behavior in geriatric patients. / Chou, K. R.; Kaas, M. J.; Richie, M. F.

In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Vol. 22, No. 11, 11.1996, p. 30-38.

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Chou, KR, Kaas, MJ & Richie, MF 1996, 'Assaultive behavior in geriatric patients.', Journal of Gerontological Nursing, vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 30-38.
Chou, K. R. ; Kaas, M. J. ; Richie, M. F. / Assaultive behavior in geriatric patients. In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 1996 ; Vol. 22, No. 11. pp. 30-38.
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