Objective: To test the reliability and applicability of Urdu translation of the International personality disorder examination IPDE in a psychiatric outpatient population in Pakistan. Patients considered to have a personality disorder by a psychiatrist were initially screened by the IPDE screening questionnaire. Those who scored positive on screening were evaluated in a detailed interview using IPDE. Two interviewers conducted the interviews simultaneously, to ensure inter-rater reliability. For translation, permission was taken from World Health Organization. Linguistic equivalence was assessed through back- translation and conceptual equivalence through opinion of mental health experts.

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The interview is the most widely used of its kind and is the only personality disorder interview based on worldwide field trials. The patient responds either True or False to each item and can complete the questionnaire in 15 minutes or less. The clinician can quickly score the questionnaire and identify those patients whose scores suggest the presence of a personality disorder. Then the IPDE clinical interview can be administered.

Results from the IPDE Interview allow the examiner to assign a definite, probable, or negative diagnosis for each personality disorder. The IPDE Interview questions are arranged in a format that provides the optimal balance between a spontaneous, natural clinical interview and the requirements of standardisation and objectivity. The questions are arranged in sections e.

For each IPDE Interview question, the corresponding personality disorder and the specific diagnostic criterion is identified with precise scoring guidelines. Also at least one criterion must have been present prior to age 25 years before that particular personality disorder can be diagnosed. The page Scoring Booklet contains a scoring page for each personality disorder. The cover page contains the personality disorder summary table with a confidence rating and diagnosis listed for each personality disorder and the Dimensional score profile.

Dimensional scales provide scores on the traits underlying each of the categorical personality disorders, regardless of whether or not the patient has the disorder. The IPDE has proven to be a user-friendly and clinically meaningful tool for clinicians throughout the international psychiatric community. It has demonstrated interrater reliability and temporal stability that is roughly similar to instruments used to diagnose psychoses, mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

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This is the first report of the results of a field trial to investigate the feasibility of using the IPDE to assess personality disorders worldwide. Methods: The IPDE was administered by 58 psychiatrists and clinical psychologists to patients enrolled in clinical facilities at 14 participating centers in 11 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Results: The IPDE proved acceptable to clinicians and demonstrated an interrater reliability and temporal stability roughly similar to instruments used to diagnose the psychoses, mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Conclusion: It is possible to assess personality disorders with reasonably good reliability in different nations, languages, and cultures using a semistructured clinical interview that experienced clinicians find relevant, meaningful, and user-friendly. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features!


From its modest beginnings in Bob and Cathy Smith's home years ago, PAR has grown into a leading publisher of psychological assessment materials designed to help our Customers better serve their clients. Loranger, PhD. Helps you diagnose personality disorders. Paper and pencil. Age range:. Qualification level:. B B A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests.


Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition pp Cite as. The purpose of this chapter is twofold: on one hand to describe the interviews and questionnaires used to measure personality disorders and on the other hand to reexamine current knowledge of comorbidity between personality disorders and eating disorders. The results of multiple studies do not correspond. There are various reasons for the discrepancies observed: the type of samples used outpatients or hospitalized patients , sex and age of the patients, the degree of evolution of the disorder in an acute period, in a situation of chronic phase, or in remission , the differences between the diagnostic criteria used, and the differences between the diagnostic tools used questionnaires or interviews.

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