Validity Evidences for the Dimensional Clinical Personality Inventory in Outpatient Psychiatric Sample1 1 Article derived from the master’s thesis of the first author under the supervision of the last, defended in 2003 at the Graduate Program in Psychiatry and Medical Psychology of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo.

Evidências de Validade do Inventário Dimensional Clínico da Personalidade em Amostra Psiquiátrica

Evidencias de Validez del Inventario Dimensional Clínico de Personalidad en Muestra Psiquiátrica

Roberta Katz Abela Lucas de Francisco Carvalho Sabrina Jisun Myung Cho Latife Yazigi About the authors

The Dimensional Clinical Personality Inventory (IDCP) was developed in Brazil for the assessment of pathological personality traits. This study aimed to seek validity evidence for the dimensions of IDCP based on external criteria, psychiatric diagnosis. We examined the profile in IDCP of 105 psychotherapy outpatients, previously diagnosed with personality disorders. The profiles were compared with the profile of the normative non-clinical sample and we conducted the repeated measures analysis to investigate whether the IDCP is able to discriminate consistent profiles for different diagnoses and compared the general population. The results suggest validity evidence based on external criteria for the IDCP dimensions and points to the clinical effectiveness of the instrument.

personality inventory; personality traits; personality disorders; psychological assessment; psychological testing


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