Oulasmaa, L., Riipinen, P., Hakko, H., Riala, K., & Kantojarvi, L. (2021). Sex-specific predictors of exposure to hospital-treated assaults among former adolescent psychiatric inpatients. Violence and Victims, 36(6), 751-769. https://doi.org/10.1891/VV-D-19-00165
Sex-specific predictors of exposure to hospital-treated assaults among former adolescent psychiatric inpatients
|Author:||Oulasmaa, Lauri1; Riipinen, Pirkko1; Hakko, Helinä2;|
1Department of Psychiatry, Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Oulu, Finland
2Department of Psychiatry, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022061647043
|Publish Date:|| 2022-12-01
This study examined the associations of psychiatric disorders, suicidal behavior and family-related characteristics during adolescence, to subsequent experiences of hospital-treated physical, or sexual assaults, among 508 young adults with a history of psychiatric inpatient care at adolescence (aged 13–17 years). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (DSM-IV) based adolescent psychiatric disorders were assessed at index hospitalization using Schedule for Affective Disorder and Schizophrenia for School-Age children, Present and Lifetime version (K-SADS-PL). Treatment episodes for assaults were obtained from the health care register, provided by the Finnish National Institute for Health Welfare. About 14.4% of the participants had experienced physical or sexual assault during their lifetime. Results of logistic regression analysis indicated that anxiety disorder (odds ratio [OR] = 9.6) and nonsuicidal self-injury (OR = 3.7) in adolescence for males, and personality disorder (OR = 3.4) for females, were associated with increased likelihood for subsequent assault exposure leading to hospitalization. These findings can be used in targeting vulnerable adolescents and designing primary prevention strategies.
Violence and victims
|Pages:||751 - 769|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3124 Neurology and psychiatry
Kerttu Saalasti Foundation, Nivala, Finland.
Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Helsinki, Finland.
Iso-Mällinen Foundation, Tyrnävä, Finland.
Alma and K.A. Snellman Foundation, Oulu, Finland.
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Violence and Victims. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/VV-D-19-00165