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Multidimensional personality diagnostics.


- candidate number9142
- NTR NumberNTR2770
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR20-feb-2011
- Secondary IDsNL31635.096.10 METC Atrium Orbis Zuyd
- Public TitleMultidimensional personality diagnostics.
- Scientific TitleMultidimensional personality diagnostics: An exploratory study.
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisWe want to establish an abbreviated, multidimensional, evidence based, diagnostic personalityprotocol within the mental health services.
The hypothesis is that the mutidimensional testcombination of VTCI, NEO-FFI and CISS is sufficient reliable and valid to predict whether we state of one of the proposed DSM V personality disorders.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedPersonality disorder
- Inclusion criteriaPatients following or starting treatment and who are between the age of 18-65 years.
- Exclusion criteria1. Psychotic disorder or another severe DSM axis I disorder which impaire behaviour in an important way, such as dissociative identity disorder or a major depression;
2. Addiction so severe detox is needed;Aanmelding trial bij Nederlands Trialregister (TC = TCNR) 3. Mental retardation, cognitive disorders and other acquired brain damage;Aanmelding trial bij Nederlands Trialregister (TC = TCNR) 4. Not sufficient mastery of the Dutch language in speaking and writing.
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- groupFactorial
- TypeSingle arm
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 22-feb-2011
- planned closingdate31-dec-2011
- Target number of participants300
- InterventionsAssesment:
1. Semi-structured interview SCID II;
2. Self-report questionnaires: NEO-FFI, VTCI, CISS.
- Primary outcome1. Semi-structured interview SCID II;
2. Self-report questionnaires: NEO-FFI, VTCI, CISS.
To establish one of the proposed DSM V personality disorders.
- Secondary outcomeSeverity of the disorder.
- TimepointsA small subgroup will fill in the questionnaires for a second time two months later.
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIES I.M.J. Orbons
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIES I.M.J. Orbons
- Sponsor/Initiator PsyQ/Mondriaan
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
PsyQ/Mondriaan
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryPersonality disorders impose a huge impact on medical care and on society. These disorders are disabling and without treatment they follow a chronic course. Treatment is often challenging, takes a lot of time and relapse is high. Above all this, personality disorders interfere with treatment of co morbid psychiatric and medical conditions.
Assessment of personality disorders can be done by (hetero) anamnesis, supplemented by a semi-structured interview like SCID II (based on DSM IV-TR criteria). Based on the acquired data a DSM Axis II classification, necessary for Diagnose Behandel Combinatie (DBC - Diagnose Treatment Combination) can be made. However the DSM shows a lot of diagnostic heterogeneity is very little precise and offers not many tools for relationship advice due to professional jargon.

Objective of the study:
Hypothesis: It is possible to make a reliable and valid prediction of the type personality disorder proposed by future DSM V, using the multidimensional test combination VTCI, NEO-FFI and CISS.
The goal of this study is to create a short, multidimensional, evidence based protocol for personality assessment, for the health services in order to make valid statements about the type and severity of personality disorder as proposed by the future DSM V: antisocial/psychopathic, avoidant, borderline, obsessive compulsive and schizotypical type. In addition it provides the possibility to create a strength and weaknesses analysis on behalve of treatment and psycho educational purposes. The mentioned dimensional approach, suggest that attention is directed to maladaptive characteristics as well as compensatory and adaptive aspects.

Study design:
Observational study without any invasive measurements.

Study population:
Participants starting or undergoing treatment at one of the PsyQ facilities (Heerlen, personality disorders), and outpatients undergoing assessment; 18-65 years old, fluently Dutch speaking.

Primary study parameters/outcome of the study:
A semi structured interview (SCID II) compared with three selfreport questionnaires (VTCI, NEO-FFI and CISS) in order to make reliable and valid statements about type and severity of personality disorder.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD20-feb-2011 - 20-apr-2011


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