Patient satisfaction of adolescents and young adults in forensic psychiatry

Patient satisfaction of adolescents and young adults in forensic psychiatry

Patient satisfaction of adolescents and young adults in forensic psychiatry

Individual presentation121Wolfgang Weissbeck, Pfalzklinukum, Germany

Room 1BWed 10:45 - 12:15

Background: The German penal system is dividing between imprisonment and hospitalisation in a forensic-psychiatric hospital. Hospitalisation follows committing an unlawful act in a state of incapacity or diminished criminal responsibility. So far, there is hardly any research on patient satisfaction in forensic psychiatry, however questioning patient satisfaction is an important part of quality management. The goal of the present study was to assess patient satisfaction in adolescents and young adults in the years 2017 to 2019.Method: The present study was conducted with a total of 48 young offenders (16-25 years of age) from the adolescent forensic department in Klingenm├╝nster, Germany. The self-report questionnaire consists of 41 items, identifying potentials for improvement in the care of forensic inpatients. The mean values are compared between the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. The relationship between specific patient satisfaction and global patient satisfaction will be investigated.Results. The patient satisfaction was high and stable in all three years (2017: M = 1.79; 2018: M = 1.95; 2019: M = 1.76). The results show that there are no significant differences in global patient satisfaction over the three years. The most dissatisfied category in all three years are housing and food. There is a significant correlation (r = .61) between therapeutic interventions and global patient satisfaction, F(1,46) = 60.85, p < .001. Further, the therapeutic interventions explained a variance of 56.95 % (R2 = 0.5695) of global patient satisfaction.Discussion. Adolescents and young adults in a forensic-psychiatric unit are mostly satisfied. To improve patient satisfaction, a continuing dialogue between staff and patients is necessary.
Co-author: Tina In-Albon Leiterin

Narratives in youth forensic psychiatry
Imprisonment
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