The CORE-OM and CORE-OM (SV) in secure settings: A template analysis of the experiences of male patients and their staff
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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to establish staff and patient opinions on the acceptability, feasibility, and utility of using the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluations - Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) in secure hospitals. Design/methodology/approach - Patients and nurses (male patients and their key workers) from high, medium and low secure hospitals participated in semi-structured interviews after completing CORE-OM or CORE-OM (SV). Findings - Template themes were acceptability, feasibility, relevance, suitability, changes to treatment, and understanding. Findings suggest that the CORE-OM is acceptable and potentially useful in secure settings. Practical implications - This paper suggests that the CORE-OM is acceptable to patients and staff in secure settings and appears to be a feasible measure for such settings. Further research and accumulation of a referential database of item scores is needed for PROMS, including the CORE-OM, to be fully useful in secure settings. Originality/value - This paper will be of use to clinicians working with forensic mental health settings. It is one of only two papers which investigate the use of the CORE-OM in forensic settings.