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The Standardized Assessment of Personality (SAP) is a short, semi-structured interview designed to be used with an informant of the patient. The informants of 52 patients were interviewed separately by two raters for an inter-rater reliability study. The overall level of agreement was excellent, kappa = 0.76, with a range between 0.60 and 0.82 for the(More)
EDITORIAL Psychological aspects of high and low blood pressure 1 Risk of disease often rises for subjects who lie at either end of the distribution of a physiological parameter. Blood pressure may be such a variable. In addition to the undoubted risk of serious physical disease, various psychological characteristics have been associated with hypertension.(More)
BACKGROUND The International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE) has been developed as a standardized interview for personality disorders. While it has good psychometric properties, its length makes it difficult to use in the community in population research, particularly outside psychiatric settings. The informant-based Standard Assessment of(More)
For Blizzard Entertainment's <i>Diablo 3</i> cinematics, the archangels <i>Imperious</i> and <i>Tyreal</i> possessed wings that were an extension of each character's actions and mood. The fire and celestial wing effect concepts augmented the animation of the wings and reflected each angel's personality. A system was designed to allow for minimal use of disk(More)
The Standardized Assessment of Personality (SAP) involves a short semi-structured interview with an informant. It was modified to accord with the 1987 draft of the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and used to assess the pre-morbid personality of first-admission patients in one London area over the period of one year.(More)
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