REVOLVING DOOR PHENOMENON AND RELATED FACTORS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA, BIPOLAR AFFECTIVE DISORDER AND OTHER PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS


Koparal B., ÜNLER M., Utku H. C. , CANDANSAYAR S.

PSYCHIATRIA DANUBINA, vol.33, no.1, pp.18-26, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.24869/psyd.2021.18
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHIATRIA DANUBINA
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-26

Abstract

Background: Patients with chronic mental illness are frequently hospitalized and discharged from psychiatry wards. This situation is referred to as the "revolving door phenomenon" (RDP). In addition to factors related to the patient and the disease, limited number of beds leading to shortened hospital stay are among the reasons associated with frequent hospitalization. This study aims to compare patients with RDP and patients with single hospitalization in terms of clinical, sociodemographic, and treatment-oriented characteristics in order to evaluate the risk factors causing frequent hospitalization.