Investigating nursing staff attitude and coping strategies on deliberate self-harm in patients diagnosed with personality disorders or intellectual disabilities and who are situated within medium-secure hospitals within the United Kingdom

Inger, James Alexander (2018) Investigating nursing staff attitude and coping strategies on deliberate self-harm in patients diagnosed with personality disorders or intellectual disabilities and who are situated within medium-secure hospitals within the United Kingdom. MSc(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

Psychiatric nursing staff (N=139) working within UK medium-secure hospitals participated in exploring attitude and coping strategies towards deliberate self-harm within in-patients diagnosed with either an Intellectual Disability or Personality Disorder. Additionally, this study explored whether coping strategies, age, gender, job-role and length of experience influenced attitude. Using online surveys, the Ways of Coping Questionnaire and Attitudes Towards Deliberate Self-Harm Questionnaire (Dutch-Version) were administered. Results found that staff were negative towards self-harm and that two styles of coping strategies were significantly found. Seeking Social Support was significant for staff working with patients diagnosed with Personality Disorders, whereas Problem-Solving was significant for those working with Intellectual Disabilities. No significance was found between age, gender, job-role or length of experience. A significant regression was found between coping strategies and attitude, which accounted for 22.2% variation. Confrontative Coping strategy was found to be the only significant, positive relationship towards staff attitude.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MSc(Res))
Supervisors: Chou, Shihning
Bullock, Lydia
Keywords: Self harm; Secure hospitals; Suicide risk; Inpatient psychiatric staff; Staff attitudes
Subjects: W Medicine and related subjects (NLM Classification) > WM Psychiatry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Item ID: 55388
Depositing User: Inger, James
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2019 12:03
Last Modified: 07 May 2020 13:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/55388

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