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World J Psychiatr. Dec 22, 2016; 6(4): 410-418
Published online Dec 22, 2016. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v6.i4.410
Reasoning and Rehabilitation cognitive skills programme for mentally disordered offenders: Predictors of outcome
Susan Young, Mrigendra Das, Gisli H Gudjonsson
Susan Young, Imperial College London, London W12 0NN, United Kingdom
Susan Young, Mrigendra Das, Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health Trust, Berkshire RG45 7EG, United Kingdom
Susan Young, Gisli H Gudjonsson, Reykjavik University, 1IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Gisli H Gudjonsson, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, London SE5 8AF, United Kingdom
Author contributions: All authors contributed equally to this work; Young S and Gudjonsson GH designed the research, analysed the data and drafted the manuscript; Das M contributed to interpretation of the data and drafts of the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final paper.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the National Research Ethics Service, NRES Committee London-Harrow (REC number 09/HO710/70, R&D No. YOUSW9001); the study was also reviewed and approved by the National Research Ethics Service, NRES Committee London-Harrow (REC No. 09/H0710/46).
Conflict-of-interest statement: SY has received fees for consultancy, travel and educational talks from Janssen, Eli Lilly, Shire, Novartis, HB Pharma, Flynn Pharma and Shire. She has received research funding from Eli Lilly, Shire and Janssen. She is a consultant at the Cognitive Centre of Canada and co-author of the R&R2 program for mentally disordered offenders. GHG has received fees for consultancy from Eli Lilly and educational talks from Janssen and Shire. MD has no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Susan Young, PhD, DClinPsy, BSc, AFBPS, CSci, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Forensic Clinical Psychology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Commonwealth Building, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, United Kingdom.
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Received: June 13, 2016
Peer-review started: June 17, 2016
First decision: July 27, 2016
Revised: October 11, 2016
Accepted: October 22, 2016
Article in press: October 24, 2016
Published online: December 22, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: This study adds important new information to understanding factors that predict treatment completion of the Reasoning and Rehabilitation Mental Health Programme cognitive skills programme for mentally disordered offenders. Out of 97 male patients, 76 (78.4%) completed the programme. There were two factors that predicted treatment completion, low level of behavioural disturbance on the ward prior to treatment commencing, and most importantly patients currently being on oral typical psychotropic medication, which increased over seven times the likelihood that they would compete the programme. The findings suggest that a stable mental state is a key factor that predicts treatment completion.