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How effective are interventions to improve social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, November 2017
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Title
How effective are interventions to improve social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: a systematic review
Published in
BMC Psychiatry, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12888-017-1536-3
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Authors

Catriona Connell, Vivek Furtado, Elizabeth A. McKay, Swaran P. Singh

Abstract

Offenders with personality disorder are supported by health, criminal justice, social care and third sector services. These services are tasked with reducing risk, improving health and improving social outcomes. Research has been conducted into interventions that reduce risk or improve health. However, interventions to improve social outcomes are less clearly defined. To review the effectiveness of interventions to improve social outcomes we conducted a systematic review using Cochrane methodology, expanded to include non-randomised trials. Anticipated high heterogeneity of the studies informed narrative synthesis. Eleven studies met inclusion criteria. Five contained extractable data. No high-quality studies were identified. Outcomes measured clustered around employment and social functioning. Interventions vary and their mechanisms for influencing social outcomes are poorly operationalised. Although change was observed in employment rates, there was no evidence for the effectiveness of these interventions. There is a lack of evidence for effective interventions that improve social outcomes. Further research is recommended to reach consensus on the outcomes of importance, identify the factors that influence these and design theoretically-informed and evidence-based interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 23%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Professor 3 6%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 13 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 15 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 13 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 May 2018.
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