Patients' views of the quality of Danish forensic psychiatric inpatient care
2016 (English)In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, ISSN 1478-9949, E-ISSN 1478-9957, Vol. 27, no 4, 551-568 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The present study describes the quality of psychiatric care among forensic inpatients in Denmark who answered the Danish version of the Quality in Psychiatric Care-Forensic In-Patient (QPC-FIP) instrument. A sample of 143 patients (response rate 53%) from 25 of the 27 specialized forensic units in Denmark participated in the study. The patients' ratings of the quality of care were generally high. The highest rating was found for the quality of the secluded environment and the lowest for patient participation in the care. The results showed that several factors influenced the patients' ratings. Women rated the quality of care lower in comparison to men. Patients living together with someone before admission, patients with a lower level of education, and patients who were better informed regarding their diagnosis, who was the responsible physician, and where to complain rated the quality of care higher. We can recommend the use of the Danish version of the QPC-FIP instrument for measuring and improving the quality of care in forensic inpatient care.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016. Vol. 27, no 4, 551-568 p.
Forensic inpatient psychiatry, instrument, quality of care, sociodemographic data
Research subject Criminology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52425DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2016.1148188ISI: 000381030100007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84959046857OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52425DiVA: diva2:972417