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 contribution||Determining security need in forensic psychiatric patients: Honos-secure and dundrum-1|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
- Forensic psychiatry
- Honos-secure security level