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OBJECTIVE This article examines reliability and validity aspects of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) paranoid personality disorder (PPD) diagnosis. METHOD Patients with personality disorders (n = 930) from the Norwegian network of psychotherapeutic day hospitals, of which 114 had PPD, were included in the(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the longitudinal relationship between job performance-based self-esteem (JPB-SE) and work-home interaction (WHI) in terms of the direction of the interaction (work-to-home vs. home-to-work) and the effect (conflict vs. facilitation). A sample of 3,475 respondents from eight different occupational groups (lawyers,(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies on the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) in patients with panic disorder (PD) have failed to support Cloninger's hypothesis that PD is not specifically related to any of the 3 personality dimensions. In most studies, patients with PD had clearly higher harm avoidance (HA) scores. This finding, however, could be biased(More)
OBJECTIVE This article examined the associations between occupational stress and interpersonal problems in physicians. METHOD A nationwide representative sample of Norwegian physicians received the 64-item version of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP-64) (N=862, response rate=70%) and six instruments measuring occupational stress. Comparison of(More)
BACKGROUND The Work Behavior Inventory (WBI) was developed in the USA for the assessment of vocational functioning for people with severe mental illness. It is rated in a work setting by an employment specialist through observation and an interview with the immediate supervisor. AIMS The present study aims to examine the psychometric properties of the(More)
Neurocognitive impairment is a core feature in psychotic disorders and the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB) is now widely used to assess neurocognition in this group. The MATRICS has been translated into several languages, including Norwegian; although this version has yet to be investigated in an adult clinical population. Further, the(More)
BACKGROUND Employment is an important part of recovery for individuals with schizophrenia. The employment rate for this group is as low as 10% in Norway, and major system related barriers to employment are evident. AIMS This study reports the competitive employment outcome at 2-year follow-up of a vocational rehabilitation study augmented with cognitive(More)
The MCCB is widely used in clinical trials of schizophrenia, but its relationship to occupational functioning still needs further elaboration. While previous research has indicated that various domains of neurocognition assessed by individual tests are related to work functioning, these reports preceded the development of the MCCB as the standard(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between hearing impairment and mental distress. We hypothesized that fear of negative evaluation by others and avoidant communication strategies are associated with increased symptoms of depression. METHOD Hearing-impaired adults (N = 105) who signed up for a stress management course completed the Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a cognitive therapy program to reduce mental distress among hearing-impaired employees. DESIGN In a pilot study we measured the development of mental distress and avoidant coping among hearing-impaired employees. Levels of mental distress were assessed using the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HAD), and the extent of avoidance(More)