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Substance use disorder and risk of violence is a dataset related to the VIORMED (VIOlence Risk and MEntal Disorders) study carried out in 2014-2016. The aim of the study is to compare patients with severe mental disorders and with different substance use behaviours in terms of socio-demographic and clinical characteristics and assess violent behaviour during one-year follow-up.
The collected data deal with a prospective cohort study conducted at residential facilities and at four Departments of Mental Health in Italy. The study included 378 participants with Severe Mental Disorders (SMD) and were categorized as Persons with Current Substance Users (PCSU), Persons with Former Substance Users (PFSU) and Persons with Non-Substance Users (PNSU). Patients were assessed with several standardised instruments used in the feld of
Data point out that PFSU showed significantly higher scores for lifetime history of aggressive behaviour compared with patients with PNSU. The results of the close one-year monitoring show a significantly higher risk of violence for patients with SMD who are PCSU, compared to PFSU and PNSU.
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Keywords: violence, mental disorder, risk
Geographical Unit: not applicable
Analysis Unit: individual
Universe: Patients in treatment at Fatebenefratelli residential facilities and at four Departments of Mental Health in Lombardy. For more information see Methodological Notes.
Sample Procedure: 378 individuals. Convenience sampling based on a voluntary acceptance. For more information see Methodological Notes.
Weight: No weight used
Collection Mode: face to face interview, self-administered questionnaire
Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format; 1 methodological notes in PDF format (eng); 1 codebook in PDF format (eng) (3 file)
- Barlati, S., Stefana, A., Bartoli, F., Bianconi, G., Bulgari, V., Candini, V., et al. (2019). Violence risk and mental disorders (VIORMED-2): A prospective multicenter study in Italy. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0214924. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214924
Data Use Restriction:
Data are released for research purposes only. The redistribution to the third party, even in partial form, of data is not allowed.
Source Contact: Giovanni de Girolamo - IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni Di Dio Fatebenefratelli
Giovanni de Girolamo. (2014-2016) Substance use disorder and risk of violence – VIORMED study. Ferrari, Clarissa [Producer]. Macis, Ambra [Producer]. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN209. Data file version 1.0 doi:10.20366/unimib/unidata/SN209-1.0
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