Applicability of personality disorder criteria to hospitalized adolescents: evaluation of internal consistency and criterion overlap.

@article{Becker1999ApplicabilityOP,
  title={Applicability of personality disorder criteria to hospitalized adolescents: evaluation of internal consistency and criterion overlap.},
  author={Daniel F. Becker and Carlos M Grilo and Leslie C Morey and Marcus L. Walker and William S. Edell and Thomas H. McGlashan},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          200-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the applicability of personality disorder criteria to adolescent inpatients by evaluating internal consistency and criterion overlap. METHOD Thirty-eight adolescents and 28 adults were assessed with the Personality Disorder Examination. Within-category cohesiveness (internal consistency) of the criteria was evaluated by examining intercriterion correlations as well as coefficient alpha. In addition, between-category criterion overlap was evaluated by examining… CONTINUE READING

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