Assessing the risk of violence in a psychiatric clinic: the Broset Violence Checklist (BVC) Turkish version-validity and reliability study

Moursel G., ÇETİNKAYA DUMAN Z., Almvik R.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.55, no.2, pp.225-232, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12338
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-232
  • Keywords: inpatient, inpatient aggression, risk assessment, violence, violence risk, AGGRESSION, NURSES, WARDS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose This study was conducted for the purpose of adapting the Broset Violence Checklist (BVC) for Turkish patients and testing its validity and reliability in measuring and predicting the risk of violence psychiatric in patients. Design and Methods The BVC and the Overt Aggression Scale (OAS) were used in the study. The BVC was distributed to 126 patients at the psychiatric clinic. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC), the Mann-Whitney U test and chi(2) analysis were carried out. Findings With a BVC total score cutoff of two points, 52% sensitivity and 100% specificity were found. A total of 47 violent episodes were observed in 25 patients. Practice Implications These results support the validity and reliability of the BVC. The Turkish version of the BVC was found to be a reliable and valid tool suitable for use in psychiatric inpatients.