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The purpose of the following replication study was to collect and analyze data regarding demographic, psychological, and environmental factors that are associated with adolescent readmission. A literature review was conducted, as well as a manual chart review of 16 adolescent patients from May 2019 to January 2020. Frequencies and descriptive statistics were run and results suggest that the majority of adolescents readmitted were female, living with a stepparent, had been diagnosed with some variation of major depressive disorder, identified as heterosexual, and had experienced some type of bullying, abuse, or other trauma. Oceans Behavioral Hospital provides specialized care, however the short time period that patients are in the hospital, the changing nature of mental health, and the lack of electronic charting at the agency require that further research be done to determine the significance of the results.
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Gabel, Keila, "Adolescent Psychiatric Readmission in Rural West Texas" (2020). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 215.