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Psychopathology. 2013;46(6):396-403. doi: 10.1159/000345404. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

Psychometric properties of the German version of the borderline personality disorder severity index--version IV.

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Department of Psychology, Technical University Brunswick, Brunswick, Germany.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although the borderline personality disorder severity index--version IV (BPDSI-IV) has already been used in several studies, psychometric properties are only known from two developing studies.

SAMPLING AND METHODS:

To examine item characteristics, reliability, and validity indicators, a large sample including subjects with borderline personality disorder (n = 163), a mixed psychiatric group (n = 58), and a healthy control group (n = 43) were interviewed with the German version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Personality Disorders (SCID-II) as well as the BPDSI-IV.

RESULTS:

The indices for interrater reliability as well as internal consistency of the BPDSI-IV were excellent to good. The total score and the subscales of the BPDSI-IV discriminated between diagnostic subgroups. As expected, its subscales were associated with the scores in the SCID-II and applied self-rating measures.

CONCLUSIONS:

In a subsequent version, subscales might have to be adapted to the proposed traits of the borderline type in DSM-V.

PMID:
23257978
DOI:
10.1159/000345404
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