Brief communication: Criterion validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+ (PDQ-4+) in a mixed psychiatric sample

Andrea Fossati, Cesare Maffei, Maria Bagnato, Deborah Donati, Michela Donini, Monica Fiorilli, Liliana Novella, Michela Ansoldi

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Three hundred consecutively admitted in- and outpatients were administered the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+ (PDQ-4+). The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV axis II Personality Disorders, Version 2.0 (SCID-II) was used as the external diagnostic standard for personality disorder (PD) assessment. SCID-II was administered blind to PDQ-4+ scores. Low agreement between PDQ-4+ and SCID-II was observed for both dimensional and categorial PD evaluations. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis showed a definitively satisfactory discriminatory capability only for two PDQ-4+ PD scales (dependent, and antisocial). In agreement with previous studies, these results showed that PDQ-4+ was not a substitute for a structured diagnostic interview.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-178
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
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Surveys and Questionnaires

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Brief communication : Criterion validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+ (PDQ-4+) in a mixed psychiatric sample. / Fossati, Andrea; Maffei, Cesare; Bagnato, Maria; Donati, Deborah; Donini, Michela; Fiorilli, Monica; Novella, Liliana; Ansoldi, Michela.

In: Journal of Personality Disorders, Vol. 12, No. 2, 06.1998, p. 172-178.

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Fossati, A, Maffei, C, Bagnato, M, Donati, D, Donini, M, Fiorilli, M, Novella, L & Ansoldi, M 1998, 'Brief communication: Criterion validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+ (PDQ-4+) in a mixed psychiatric sample', Journal of Personality Disorders, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 172-178.
Fossati, Andrea ; Maffei, Cesare ; Bagnato, Maria ; Donati, Deborah ; Donini, Michela ; Fiorilli, Monica ; Novella, Liliana ; Ansoldi, Michela. / Brief communication : Criterion validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4+ (PDQ-4+) in a mixed psychiatric sample. In: Journal of Personality Disorders. 1998 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 172-178.
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