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The assessment and meaning of the legal classification of offenders in a Special Hospital using observer ratings of interpersonal style
Disturbed interpersonal functioning is believed to be a cornerstone of personality disorder. We sought to determine differences in interpersonal functioning between patients detained under the Mental Health Act classifications ...
Selecting and monitoring living skills in forensic mental health care: Cross-border validation of the BEST-Index
Background: Assessment of living skills and violence risk in forensic psychiatric patients is a priority for clinicians. Suitably fine-grained instruments are rare. Aim: We cross-validate a norm-based psychometric assessment ...
Relationships among risk, and communication and social skills in a high security forensic setting
The Behavioural Status Index was developed for risk assessment within forensic care. This paper reports data analysis for the Behavioural Status Index and its subscales. Data were collected, using a repeated measures method ...
EssenCES, a short questionnaire for assessing the social climate of forensic psychiatric wards
Background: A supportive ward atmosphere is considered by many to be a precondition for successful treatment in forensic psychiatry, but there is a clear need for a valid and economic climate evaluation instrument. Aims: ...
Validation of the Security Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP) by a national survey of secure units in England
Aims and method: The Security Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP) was developed to provide a detailed description of individual patient's security requirements in the then Trent Region of England. A national survey of secure ...
The security needs assessment profile: A multidimensional approach to measuring security needs
Although levels of security in UK forensic psychiatric services are generally accepted as being divided into high, medium and low security there are few detailed descriptors beyond those of high security. The lack of clear ...