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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 41 (1999) 6, 373 - 378

Short report

Diagnosing personality disorders: A study of the agreement between questionnaires and the clinical Axis-II diagnosis

S.J.T. Jansen, I.J. Duijsens

This study examined the agreement between two questionnaires for the diagnosis of personality disorders, the qpt and the mmpi-pd. The agreement of both instruments with the clinical diagnosis was studied as well. The results show a moderate agreement between the corresponding scales of the two questionnaires. Furthermore, there was little agreement between both questionnaires and the clinical diagnosis. These results give rise to a discussion on the lack of a 'gold standard' for diagnosing personality disorders.

keywords agreement, diagnostics, mmpi-pd, personality disorders, qpt