Condition category
Mental and Behavioural Disorders
Date applied
30/06/2010
Date assigned
30/06/2010
Last edited
30/08/2013
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Peter Langdon

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Medicine
Health Policy and Practice
Earlham Road
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
p.langdon@uea.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

8206

Study information

Scientific title

An evaulation of EQUIP with offenders who have intellectual and developmental disabilities: a single centre non-randomised interventional treatment study

Acronym

Study hypothesis

This study is a pragmatic single case series examining a group based psychological intervention for men with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have been detained in hospital because of problematic illegal behaviour.

Ethics approval

Cambridgeshire 4 NHS Research Ethics Committee approved on the 10th December 2009 (ref: 09/H0305/103)

Study design

Single centre non-randomised interventional treatment trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Non randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Topic: Mental Health Research Network; Subtopic: Learning difficulties development disorders; Disease: Learning difficulties

Intervention

The intervention that we are piloting is referred to as EQUIP, and is delivered in a group format. This is not an acronym, and refers to the idea that the treatment is meant to equip offenders with the skills and abilities they need in order to avoid re-offending. The treatment draws on theoretical models from developmental psychology, namely, moral reasoning theory.

Group therapy duration: hourly sessions spread over four days in the week, for 14 weeks.
Follow-up length: 2 months
Study entry: registration only

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Moral Reasoning, measured pre- and post-treatment

Secondary outcome measures

1. Anger, measured pre- and post-treatment
2. Behavioural observations, measured pre- and post-treatment
3. Problem solving ability, measured pre- and post-treatment

Overall trial start date

15/01/2010

Overall trial end date

31/01/2010

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Male, lower age limit of 17 years
2. Diagnosis of an intellectual disability (intelligence quotient [IQ] less than 70) or developmental disability
3. Detention under the Mental Health Act
4. A patient on our ward

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Male

Target number of participants

Planned sample size: 8; UK sample size: 8

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Patients who are acutely mentally ill such that they are judged to be unlikely to have capacity to give consent to take part, or are unlikely to be able to actively participate in the group
2. Patients who lack capacity
3. Patients who decline participation within the clinical intervention

Recruitment start date

15/01/2010

Recruitment end date

31/01/2010

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School of Medicine
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Kent (UK)

Sponsor details

Tizard Centre
Canterbury
CT2 7NP
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.kent.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (UK) - National Coordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development (NCCRCD) fellowship

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2013 results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23281218

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Langdon PE, Murphy GH, Clare IC, Palmer EJ, Rees J, An evaluation of the EQUIP treatment programme with men who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities., J Appl Res Intellect Disabil, 2013, 26, 2, 167-180, doi: 10.1111/jar.12004.

Additional files

Editorial Notes