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Table 2 Heat map of experts’ rating for all items listed in round-two in ranked order

From: “Who needs secure services for personality disorder?” Results of an expert Delphi study with professional staff

Items Likely Unlikely/Uncertain Consensus?
PD + SMIa 94.44% 5.56% Yes
Psychiatric History 91.67% 8.33% Yes
Co-morbid PD 86.11% 13.89% Yes
BPD 83.33% 16.67% Yes
High Motivation 83.33% 16.67% Yes
Self-Harm 82.86% 17.14% Yes
Suicidal Ideation 77.78% 13.89% Yes
Lack of Progress in Prison 77.14% 22.86% Yes
PD + MIb Not Severe 75% 25% Yes
Need for Further Assessment 71.43% 28.57% Yes
PPD 69.44% 30.55% Yes
Poor Social Functioning 69.44% 30.56% Yes
MI Managed by Medication 68.57% 31.43% Yes
Interpersonal Aggression 66.67% 33.33% Yes
High Risk 65.71% 34.29% Yes
Very High 65.71% 34.29% Yes
Previous Trauma 62.86% 37.14% Yes
Prison - Previous Psych Treat 60% 40% Yes
Impulsivity 55.56% 44.44% Yes
Offence History 51.43% 48.57% Yes
Any other Psych Treatment 51.43% 48.57% Yes
Hostility 50% 50% Yes
10+ Convictions 45.71% 54.29% No
LD 45.71% 54.29% No
Age 35< 44.44% 55.56% No
Sexual Index Offence 40% 60% No
Medium Risk 37.14% 62.86% No
  1. aSMI Severe and enduring mental illness
  2. bMI Mental illness