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Table 9 Top priority areas for research in violence management

From: A descriptive survey study of violence management and priorities among psychiatric staff in mental health services, across seventeen european countries

Influence of environment and staff attitudes on levels of violent behavior 270 11%
Preventing violence 269 11%
Best practice in the management of violence and aggression 233 10%
Risk Assessment 181 7%
Understanding aetiology and triggers for violence & aggression 174 7%
Causes/diagnosis/definitional issues 150 6%
Legislation strategic and policy in violence management 143 6%
De-escalation and Breakaway 114 5%
Effectiveness of staff training 91 4%
Service user experience and involvement 83 3%
Coping and aftermath of violence 82 3%
Use of pharmacotherapy 78 3%
Incident reporting/prevalence/statistics 75 3%
Staffing and skill mix 71 3%
Substance abuse and violence 65 3%
Effects of violence on staff and clients 54 2%
Debriefing 45 2%
Staff-Patient relationships 43 2%
Communication 36 1%
Collaboration and Teamwork 35 1%
Comparing violence management methods 26 1%
Other: Violence in community care; economic costs; ethnicity; forensic violence; child aggression; influence of media; ethics and rights. 98 4%
Total 2416 100%