Table 2

Types and frequencies of physical aggressive behaviours.

Physical aggressive behaviours

Frequency (percent %) n = 2332 (22 miss.)


Hitting

Never

2022 (87.5%)

Rarely

105 (4.5%)

Sometimes

79 (3.4%)

Often

58 (2.5%)

Always

46 (2%)

Pushing

Never

2120 (91.8%)

Rarely

53 (2.3%)

Sometimes

55 (2.4%)

Often

36 (1.5%)

Always

46 (2%)

Kicking

Never

2157 (93.4%)

Rarely

52 (2.2%)

Sometimes

44 (1.9%)

Often

28 (1.2%)

Always

29 (1.3%)

Scratching

Never

2216 (95.9%)

Rarely

32 (1.4%)

Sometimes

27 (1.2%)

Often

15 (0.6%)

Always

20 (0.9%)

Spitting

Never

2235 (96.8%)

Rarely

23 (1%)

Sometimes

15 (0.6%)

Often

7 (0.3%)

Always

30 (1.3%)

Throwing things

Never

2236 (96.8%)

Rarely

36 (1.5%)

Sometimes

20 (0.9%)

Often

8 (0.3%)

Always

10 (0.4%)

Biting

Never

2270 (98.3%)

Rarely

20 (0.9%)

Sometimes

7 (0.3%)

Often

5 (0.2%)

Always

8 (0.3%)

Hurting self

Never

2292 (99.2%)

Rarely

8 (0.3%)

Sometimes

3 (0.1%)

Often

3 (0.1%)

Always

4 (0.2%)

Intentional falling

Never

2295 (99.3%)

Rarely

9 (0.4%)

Sometimes

3 (0.1%)

Often

1 (0.04%)

Always

2 (0.1%)


Voyer et al. BMC Geriatrics 2005 5:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-5-13

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