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Table 3 Newly generated items in ranked order

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

Characteristics Sum of n Percentage (%) Included in second round survey
Lack of progress in prison 31 61 Yes
Self-harm 19 37 Yes
LD - IQ below 75 15 29 Yes
Trauma 11 22 Yes
Disputed diagnosis/further assessment 10 20 Yes
Levels of subjective distress 6 12 No
Severity of condition/symptoms 6 12 No
Medication required 5 10 No
Support network 3 6 No
Emotional dysregulation 3 6 No
Length of sentence 3 6 No
Intimate partner violence 2 4 No
ASD 2 4 No
Treatment resistant illness 2 4 No
Institutional care 2 4 No
Physical health needs 2 4 No
LGBT (Transgender) 2 4 No
Ability to build relationships 2 4 No
Frequent management and segregation 2 4 No
Introverted 2 4 No