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Kent State: Researchers Provide New Insight on Fatal Aggression in Long-Term Care

Researchers at Kent State University College of Public Health conducted qualitative and quantitative analysis of 101 fatal resident-to-resident aggression (RRA) in long-term care (LTC) facilities using case data from the multistate National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). The study, led by doctoral candidate Mrs. Kristen DeBois, with assistance from doctoral candidate Ms. Shelly Evans and assistant professor Dr. Sheryl Chatfield, was published in The Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Quantitative findings included:

Qualitative findings included four themes:

Knowledge of these patterns and perceptions may enhance staff awareness of RRA incidents as well as allow for the development of policies and procedures to better protect LTC residents at risk of injury or death from RRA.

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