The structure of DSM-III-R schizotypal personality disorder diagnosed by direct interviews

Marco Battaglia, Maria Cristina Cavallini, Fabio Macciardi, Laura Bellodi

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Abstract

Confirmatory factor analysis techniques were applied to test how competing models (unifactorial, bifactorial, and trifactorial) could be used to explain the structure of schizotypal disorder as defined in DSM-III-R and DSM-IV. Subjects were 538 nonpsychotic psychiatric outpatients and a replication sample of 225 nonpsychiatric patients and control subjects, interviewed by clinicians using the Structured Interview for DSM-III-R Personality Disorders. The study found that the best-fit solution encompassed three factors: cognitive-perceptual, interpersonal, and oddness. Future studies may benefit from considering schizotypal personality disorder as composed of three factors that may indicate the existence of three underlying (dys)functional systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalSchizophrenia Bulletin
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Battaglia, M., Cavallini, M. C., Macciardi, F., & Bellodi, L. (1997). The structure of DSM-III-R schizotypal personality disorder diagnosed by direct interviews. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 23(1), 83-92.

The structure of DSM-III-R schizotypal personality disorder diagnosed by direct interviews. / Battaglia, Marco; Cavallini, Maria Cristina; Macciardi, Fabio; Bellodi, Laura.

In: Schizophrenia Bulletin, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1997, p. 83-92.

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Battaglia, M, Cavallini, MC, Macciardi, F & Bellodi, L 1997, 'The structure of DSM-III-R schizotypal personality disorder diagnosed by direct interviews', Schizophrenia Bulletin, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 83-92.
Battaglia, Marco ; Cavallini, Maria Cristina ; Macciardi, Fabio ; Bellodi, Laura. / The structure of DSM-III-R schizotypal personality disorder diagnosed by direct interviews. In: Schizophrenia Bulletin. 1997 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 83-92.
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