More effective violence risk management for psychiatric hospital units – eDASA APP FI (2022-2026)


Tella Lantta, RN, MNSc, PhD
Postdoctoral researcher (Academy of Finland)
tel. +358 50 4756068

PERSON IN CHARGE (in Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa)

Maria Ameel, RN, M.Soc. PhD
University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Helsinki University Hospital
tel. +358 50 4600510


The main goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of the Finnish eDASA APP (electronic DASA + aggression prevention protocol) on the prevention of workplace violence. eDASA APP FI will be integrated into the Apotti patient data management system.


  1. Nurses and nurse managers attitudes towards violence risk assessment and management – a survey study
  2. Modifying eDASA APP, developed in Australia by Dr Tessa Maguire, Professor Michael Daffern et al., to Finnish context and integrating it in Apotti system
  3. Develop a short online training for eDASA APP FI
  4. Piloting eDASA APP FI
  5. Evaluate the impact of eDASA APP FI on prevention of workplace violence (primary outcome), decreasing use of coercive measures, and increasing nurses’ well-being at work
  6. Describe the implementation process of eDASA APP FI and how the process affected on use of patient data management system and nursing records.


  • This study will inform if the Finnish version of eDASA APP has an impact on important outcomes in psychiatric inpatient care: workplace violence, use of coercion, and nurses well-being at work.
  • Insight on more effective use of patient data management system, aiding nurses’ daily work.


Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa

City of Helsinki, Aurora hospital

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Tinja Rautiainen

Minna Vataja

Gift Iwuchukwu


Finnish Work Environment Fund (210324)

The Finnish Nursing Education Foundation sr

Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa

University of Turku