Broset Violence Checklist
The Broset Violence Checklist (BVC) is a useful instrument in predicting violence within the next 24-hour period of completing the questionnaire. It assesses confusion, irritability, boisterousness, verbal threats, and attacks on objects as either present or absent. It is hypothesized that an individual displaying two or more of these behaviors is more likely to be violent in the next 24-hour period.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Broset Violence Checklist Author(s): Roger Almvik, Phil Woods, and Kirsten Rasmussen Date of Publication: 1997 Material(s) Needed for Test: Observation Manual: Not Available Time to Administer: 5 minutes Charge for one form or kit: No
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression Population for which designed:
Age Range: 20 through 50 years old Method of Administration: Group and Individual Source of Information: Therapist, Law enforcement officer Subtests and Scores:
Confusion, Irritability, Boisterousness, Verbal Threats, Physical Threats, Attacks on Objects Number of Items: 6 Type of Scale: Forced choice
Sample Size: 109 Population: Psychiatric hospital in Norway. Culture/ethnicity: Not reported by author(s). SES Level: Not reported by author(s).
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: Not assessed The range of Inter-rater reliability: 0.48 to 0.99 The range of Internal consistency: Not assessed
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: None Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Roger Almvik
Original Reference(s): Almvik, R., Woods, P., & Rasmussen, K. (2000). The Broset Violence Checklist: Sensitivity, specificity, and interrater reliability. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15 (12), 1284-1296. Other Reference(s): Almvik, R., & Woods, P. (1999). Predicting inpatient violence using the Broset Violence Checklist (BVC). International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 4 (3), 498-505. Other: The BVC is still undergoing validation and development. Authors are hoping to publish the checklist with user information, results, and manuals soon.
Name: Roger Almvik Organization: Regional Secure Unit Bröset Address: PO 1803 Lade City: N-7440 Trondheim State: Norway E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://home.no.net/bvc2 Other: VoiceMail: +47 73865000, Fax: +47 73901477, Mobile: +47 95132544
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007