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Questionnaire About Individual's Insight/Awareness of Risk of Violence

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03762356
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Study did not receive final approval however it was decided to not pursue.)
First Posted : December 3, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bournemouth University

Brief Summary:
The overall aim of this questionnaire is to gather the views of qualified clinicians on what factors contribute to an individual's insight or awareness into their own violent behaviours. The questionnaire will also explore what type of tool would be useful to develop for use in clinical practice to aid effective risk assessment and management. Brief demographic information will also be gathered.

Condition or disease
Risk Behavior, Health Violence Risk Behavior

Detailed Description:

Despite insight into violence being a factor regularly addressed by professionals in the assessment of future violence occurring research on this concept is sparse. Research instead tends to focus specifically on insight into violence specifically in relation to schizophrenia rather than more broadly in forensic and other clinical settings. What evidence there is suggests that developing an individual's insight or awareness of their own risk of violence is a key factor in reducing the likelihood of them engaging in further acts of violence. Being able to appropriately assess this is key and appears to currently be inconsistent between professionals.

In this study, therefore, a questionnaire will be disseminated to professionals working in secure care or a forensic community setting in order to gather their views on what factors contribute to an individual's insight or awareness into their own violent behaviours.

All clinicians/professionals who are currently employed and qualified as an Offender Manager, Offender Supervisor, Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Prison Officer currently working in a secure care or forensic community setting will be eligible to participate. Individuals with the appropriate qualifications working within private practice in the UK will also be eligible to participate. Those working outside the UK will not be eligible to participate.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: What Factors Are Important When Assessing an Individual's Insight/Awareness of Their Own Violence Risk?
Estimated Study Start Date : September 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 1, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 1, 2021



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Questionnaire responses that measure levels of insight or awareness of violence [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
    Online survey responses as to range of factors identified by clinicians, a consensus on a format of insight tool and to have sufficient information to be able to devise an insight tool that measures level of insight or awareness of violence.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Employed as a qualified as a Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Prison Officer or Offender Manager currently working in a secure care or forensic community setting
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Employed as a qualified as a Psychologist, Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Prison Officer or Offender Manager currently working in a secure care or forensic community setting.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those working solely in private practice outside of organisations and those who work outside the UK, are not eligible to participate

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03762356


Sponsors and Collaborators
Bournemouth University
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Investigators
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Study Chair: Joe Lowenstein, BSc MSc DClinPsy Chief Investigator
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Responsible Party: Bournemouth University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03762356    
Other Study ID Numbers: BournemouthU
First Posted: December 3, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Bournemouth University:
Insight
Awareness
Violence
Professional views
Risk to others