DIAGNOSIS OF DSM-III PERSONALITY DISORDERS THROUGH THE USE OF THREE SELF-REPORT INVENTORIES.

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Title:
DIAGNOSIS OF DSM-III PERSONALITY DISORDERS THROUGH THE USE OF THREE SELF-REPORT INVENTORIES.
Author:
DUBRO, ALAN FRAZIER.
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Publication of DSM-III led to increased recognition and diagnosis of personality disorders by assigning them to a separate axis. Self-report inventories have recently been constructed to reflect these changes in psychiatric nosology. This study compared the diagnostic efficiency of three tests: MMPI personality disorder scales (MMPI PD scales), Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), and the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ). Subjects were nonpsychotic psychiatric patients (n = 37), and medical control patients (n = 20). Subjects were given a clinical interview to diagnose any and all DSM-III personality disorders, and were then administered the three self-report inventories. Results indicate that the tests were extremely accurate at identifying the presence of any personality disorder, clusters of personality disorders, and specific personality disorders. Using the tests in combination further increased their efficiency. Implications for using cost-effective self-report tests in lieu of labor-intensive structured interviews are discussed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Personality disorders -- Testing.; Personality assessment.; Psychological tests.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kahn, Marvin W.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDIAGNOSIS OF DSM-III PERSONALITY DISORDERS THROUGH THE USE OF THREE SELF-REPORT INVENTORIES.en_US
dc.creatorDUBRO, ALAN FRAZIER.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDUBRO, ALAN FRAZIER.en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPublication of DSM-III led to increased recognition and diagnosis of personality disorders by assigning them to a separate axis. Self-report inventories have recently been constructed to reflect these changes in psychiatric nosology. This study compared the diagnostic efficiency of three tests: MMPI personality disorder scales (MMPI PD scales), Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), and the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ). Subjects were nonpsychotic psychiatric patients (n = 37), and medical control patients (n = 20). Subjects were given a clinical interview to diagnose any and all DSM-III personality disorders, and were then administered the three self-report inventories. Results indicate that the tests were extremely accurate at identifying the presence of any personality disorder, clusters of personality disorders, and specific personality disorders. Using the tests in combination further increased their efficiency. Implications for using cost-effective self-report tests in lieu of labor-intensive structured interviews are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPersonality disorders -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectPersonality assessment.en_US
dc.subjectPsychological tests.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKahn, Marvin W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJohnson, Augusten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWetzler, Scotten_US
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dc.identifier.oclc697806911en_US
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