A systematic review and synthesis of outcome domains for use within forensic services for people with intellectual disabilities

Catrin Morrissey, Peter E. Langdon, Nicole Geach, Verity Chester, Michael Ferriter, William R. Lindsay, Jane McCarthy, John Devapriam, Dawn-Marie Walker, Conor Duggan, Regi Alexander
  • BJPsych Open, January 2017, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1192/bjpo.bp.116.003616

Outcomes in forensic learning disability

What is it about?

About 1500 people with an intellectual disability are traeted within forensic psychiatric hospitals as in-patients every year. They are invariably those who have mild degree of disabilty and often have additional conditions like autistic disorders, mental illnesses or personality disorders. There is limited information on how the traetment outcomes from these hospiatsl are measured. This paper reviews the main outcome domains and offers a framework for the future.

Why is it important?

The use of the recommended framework will help to ensure that peole stay in hospitals only for appropriate periods of time.

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The following have contributed to this page: Ms Verity Chester and Regi Alexander