Clinicians' judgments of clinical utility: a comparison of the DSM-IV and five-factor models.

@article{Samuel2006CliniciansJO,
  title={Clinicians' judgments of clinical utility: a comparison of the DSM-IV and five-factor models.},
  author={Douglas B Samuel and Thomas A. Widiger},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={298-308}
}
Clinical utility, or the usefulness of a diagnostic system in clinical practice, has been identified as an important construct in proposed revisions to the diagnostic nomenclature and a significant limitation of dimensional models of personality disorder, such as the 5-factor model (FFM). Only 1 study to date has addressed explicitly the clinical utility of the FFM, and the findings suggested significant limitations. In the current study, 245 practicing psychologists described 3 historic cases… CONTINUE READING

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