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A comparison between the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+ (PDQ-4+) and Longitudinal, Expert, All Data (LEAD) standard diagnoses was made in a sample of 100 patients with a high prevalence of both axis I and axis II disorders. The internal consistency was considered acceptable (alpha >.70) for 3 of 12 PDQ-4+ scales. Diagnostic agreement between the(More)
Despite increasing interest in the development of effective treatments for patients with PDs, there is still no consensus about the optimal treatment setting for this group of patients. This study reports the 36 months follow-up of the Ullevål Personality Project (UPP) (n=113), a randomized clinical trial comparing two treatment modalities for patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Although psychotherapy is considered the treatment of choice for patients with personality disorders (PDs), there is no consensus about the optimal level of care for this group of patients. This study reports the results from the 6-year follow-up of the Ullevål Personality Project (UPP), a randomized clinical trial comparing outpatient individual(More)
OBJECTIVE Rates of completion, complications, and outcome were examined in a sample of poorly functioning patients who participated in a group-oriented day treatment program for patients with personality disorders. METHODS The study was a naturalistic prospective study of 183 patients admitted to a day treatment program in Oslo, Norway. The program(More)
This study compared self-esteem in patients with avoidant personality disorder (APD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Patients diagnosed with one or more personality disorders answered the questionnaire Index of Self Esteem as part of a comprehensive evaluation within the setting of a treatment trial. Our hypotheses were that (1) both patients(More)
In this study we aimed (a) to ascertain whether a relationship exists between different treatment programmes and settings for personality disorder and patient characteristics; (b) to give an indication of treatment effects in three personality disordered populations admitted to different treatment contexts; and (c) to compare costs in relation to outcomes.(More)
The main explanatory hypothesis for the distinction between social phobia (SP) and avoidant personality disorder (APD) has been the severity continuum hypothesis, stating that APD only differs from SP in terms of severity of dysfunction and symptomatic distress, that is, social anxiety and depressive symptoms. This study aimed at a comprehensive evaluation(More)
A self-report measure of the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality, NEO-PI-R, was administered to a sample of patients with borderline (BPD, N = 29) or avoidant PD (AVPD, N = 34), admitted to a day treatment program, to investigate the NEO-PI-R profiles of the disorders, and the ability of NEO-PI-R to discriminate between the two disorders. The diagnoses(More)
The study evaluated the quality of the DSM-IV obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) construct as a prototype category. A sample of 2237 patients from the Norwegian Network of Psychotherapeutic Day Hospitals was examined by a variety of psychometric analyses. A high number of OCPD patients (77%) had co-occurrent PDs, but only the co-occurrence(More)
BACKGROUND Personality disorder not otherwise specified (PD NOS) is a frequently applied diagnosis, but we lack knowledge of the clinical appearance of patients receiving the diagnosis. This study applied a large clinical sample (N = 1516) to investigate (1) the prevalence and diagnostic and clinical characteristics of patients with PD NOS defined according(More)