Bepalen benodigde beveiligingsniveau van forensisch psychiatrische patiënten: Honos-secure en dundrum-1

Translated title of the contribution: Determining security need in forensic psychiatric patients: Honos-secure and dundrum-1

Inge Jeandarme*, Petra Habets

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BACKGROUND Forensic psychiatric patients can be treated in different security levels. Clear criteria to estimate the required security level or transfer to a less secure setting are not yet available. A literature review shows that, of the few instruments that are used internationally, the dundrum and the Honos-Secure are the most promising. AIM To investigate whether these instruments can be used in Flemish forensic psychiatric settings. METHOD dundrum-1 scores were collected for 150 internees. The psychometric qualities of the scale were examined. In a subpopulation, the dundrum-1 was compared with the Honos-Secure. RESULTS The psychometric properties of the dundrum-1 were good and exceeded those of the Honos-Secure. CONCLUSION The dundrum-1 is an instrument that can help clinicians and judges to better- A nd in a more transparent way-substantiate their decision-making to secure care. However, further research regarding the practical applicability is needed.

Translated title of the contributionDetermining security need in forensic psychiatric patients: Honos-secure and dundrum-1
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)455-463
Number of pages9
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Dundrum-1
  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Honos-secure security level


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