De-Escalation Techniques for Managing Violence of Mentally Ill

Authors

  • Jithisha T P1 , Shine Thomas1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpn.v6i2.11183

Keywords:

Mental health care providers, De-escalation techniques

Abstract

The present study was aimed to assess the effectiveness of de-escalation techniques for mental health care
providers in managing violence of mentally ill. The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and
skill of mental health care providers in managing violence of mentally ill, identify the relationship between
knowledge and skill in managing violence of mentally ill, determine the effectiveness of de-escalation
techniques for mental health care providers on knowledge and skill in managing violence of mentally ill
and to identify the association of knowledge and skill in managing violence with selected demographic
variables. The study was done by quantitative approach with pre-experimental one group pretest posttest
design on 30 mental health care providers. Sample selected by convenience sampling technique. During
pretest, data collected using demographic proforma, knowledge questionnaire and skill assessment checklist.
then administered intervention de-escalation techniques and posttest conducted by re administering the same
tool after teaching the de-escalation techniques. Collected data tabulated and analyzed. Result revealed
that, in pretest knowledge assessment 70% of sample scored average and 30% scored as poor. In posttest
knowledge score 90% sample scored good and 310% scored as average. In pretest skill assessment 53%
of sample scored average and 47% scored as poor. In posttest skill score 90% of sample scored good and
30% had average score. For knowledge and skill mean difference were 7.6 and 9.47 respectively with ‘t’
value for knowledge and skill 21.06 and 21.32 respectively and ‘p’ value <0.001 which is less than 0.05.
Positive correlation identified between knowledge and skill with ‘r’ value 0.633, also there was a significant
association between age and skill of mental health care providers. Hence study conclude that de-escalation
techniques are effective for mental health care providers in managing violence of mentally ill.

Author Biography

Jithisha T P1 , Shine Thomas1

1
Associate Professor, MIMS College of Nursing, Malappuram, Kerala

Published

2020-10-09