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Association between schizophrenia and violence among Chinese female offenders
Wang, Jun1; Li, Chun1; Zhu, Xiao-min1; Zhang, Si-mei1; Zhou, Jian-song1; Li, Qi-guang1; Wang, Qun1; Zhong, Shao-ling1; Ng, Chee H.2; Ungvari, Gabor S.3,4; Xiang, Yu-tao5; Wang, Xiao-ping1
2017-04-11
Source PublicationSCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN2045-2322
Volume7
Abstract

Little is known about the association between schizophrenia and violence in women in China. This study aimed to examine the association between schizophrenia and violence in Chinese female offenders. Fifty-two schizophrenia patients were identified from the female offenders who received forensic psychiatric assessments in 2011 in Hunan province, China. Using a propensity score matching method, 104 matched controls without psychiatric disorders were selected from female criminals in Hunan province. Violent offences and homicides were verified and recorded. The percentages of violent offences and homicides were significantly higher in female offenders with schizophrenia than in controls (78.8% vs. 30.8%, P < 0.001; 44.2% vs. 18.3%, P = 0.001, respectively). Multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that diagnosis of schizophrenia, younger age at first offence, living in rural area and a lower education level were independently and positively associated with violent offences, while having a diagnosis of schizophrenia and lower education level were associated with homicides. There appears to be an independent and positive association between schizophrenia and violent offence in Chinese female offenders. Effective preventive approaches on violence in female schizophrenia patients are warranted.

DOIhttp://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-00975-2
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Language英语
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS SubjectMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000398824300035
PublisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Corresponding AuthorXiang, Yu-tao; Wang, Xiao-ping
Affiliation1.Mental Health Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University. National Clinical Research Center on Mental Disorders & National Technology Institute on Mental Disorders. Hunan Key Laboratory of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Changsha, Hun
2.Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3.The University of Notre Dame Australia/Marian Centre, Perth, Australia
4.School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
5.School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
6.Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau, Macau SAR, China
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Wang, Jun,Li, Chun,Zhu, Xiao-min,et al. Association between schizophrenia and violence among Chinese female offenders[J]. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,2017,7.
APA Wang, Jun.,Li, Chun.,Zhu, Xiao-min.,Zhang, Si-mei.,Zhou, Jian-song.,...&Wang, Xiao-ping.(2017).Association between schizophrenia and violence among Chinese female offenders.SCIENTIFIC REPORTS,7.
MLA Wang, Jun,et al."Association between schizophrenia and violence among Chinese female offenders".SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 7(2017).
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