Title: Validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4 (PDQ-4+) among mentally ill prison inmates in Singapore
year: 03/07/1905
Journal: J Pers Disord
Volume: 25
Issue: 6
Pages: 834-41
Epubdate: 06/01/2012
date: Dec
Alternate Journal: Journal of personality disorders
ISSN: 0885-579x
DOI: 10.1521/pedi.2011.25.6.834
Accession Number: 22217228
Abstract: We examined the validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire--4+ (PDQ-4+) as a screening instrument for personality disorders among mentally ill prison inmates in Singapore. A total of 313 prison inmates completed the PDQ-4+ and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis II Disorders (SCID-II). The subjects were 303 (96.8%) males and 10 (3.2%) females with a mean (SD) age of 40.7 (8.8) years. Kappa agreement between PDQ-4+ and SCID-II for the presence at least one personality disorder was moderate with high sensitivity and low specificity. For specific personality disorders and clusters, we found that the PDQ-4+ diagnosed more subjects as having each of the personality disorders than SCID-II with high negative predictive values. The area under the curve indicated moderate discriminatory capabilities. Our results suggest that the PDQ-4+ could be used as a potential screening instrument for personality disorders in prison inmates.
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4509
Authors Address: Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok View Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, 539747 Singpore. Edimansyah_ABDIN@imh.com.sg
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
Appears in Collections:2011

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.