This record is currently in review state, the data hasn’t been validated yet.
Latent class analysis identified phenotypes in individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorder who engage in aggressive behaviour towards others
- Journal Article
Prior research on Hodgins' (2008) typology of offenders with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) has revealed inconsistencies in the number of subgroups and the operationalization of the concept. This study addressed these inconsistencies by applying latent class analysis (LCA) based on the most frequently explored variables in prior research. This novel case-centred methodology identified similarities and differences between the subjects contained in the sample instead of the variables explored. The LCA was performed on 71 variables taken from data on a previously unstudied sample of 370 case histories of offenders with SSD in a centre for inpatient forensic therapies in Switzerland. Results were compared with Hodgins' theoretically postulated patient typologies and confirm three separate homogeneous classes of schizophrenic delinquents. Previous inconsistencies and differences in operationalizations of the typology of offenders with SDD to be found in the literature are discussed. (C) 2019 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. Show more
Journal / seriesEuropean Psychiatry
Pages / Article No.
PublisherELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER
SubjectForensic psychiatry; Offenders with schizophrenia spectrum disorder; Severe mental illness; Latent class analysis
MoreShow all metadata