Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 021-024 : Dissociative symptoms and aggression in a state mental hospital

Show full item record

Title: Dissociation : Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 021-024 : Dissociative symptoms and aggression in a state mental hospital
Author: Quimby, Lucy G.; Putnam, Frank W., 1947-
Abstract: The Dissociative Experience Scale (DES) was administered to 70 patients in a state mental hospital in the rural northeastern United States. Staff rated respondents' behavior on a scale composed of the Modified Overt Aggression Seale (MOAS), an additional question about sexual aggression, and a series of questions about other troublesome behaviors. Thirty percent of respondents scored 30 or above on the DES; 14.3% scored over 45. The DES correlated significantly with the full behavior rating scale (r = .27) , the M0AS (r = .23) and the M0AS plus sexual aggression question (EMOAS) (r = .23). The relationship between the DES and behavior ratings varied widely between wards. Item analysis found the DES scores correlated with physical aggression (r = .23) and aggression against self (r = .26). Among the 27 sample females, the DES correlated significantly with the EMOAS (r = .38), full patient behavior rating scale (r = .40) and items on aggression against self (r = .33) and sexual aggression (r = .36).
Description: p. 021-024
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1733
Date: 1991-03


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Diss_4_1_4_OCR_rev.pdf 1.038Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record