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Borderline personality disorder subscale (Chinese version) of the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV axis II personality disorders: a validation study in Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong Chinese.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21838207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Borderline personality disorder is an important but under-recognised clinical entity, for which there are only a few available diagnostic instruments in the Chinese language. None has been tested for its psychometric properties in the Cantonese-speaking population in Hong Kong. The present study aimed to assess the validity of the Chinese version of the Borderline Personality Disorder subscale of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Axis II Personality Disorders (SCID-II) in Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong Chinese.
METHODS: A convenience sampling method was used. The subjects were seen by a multidisciplinary clinical team, who arrived at a best-estimate diagnosis and then by application of the SCID-II rater using the Chinese version of the Borderline Personality Disorder subscale. The study was carried out at the psychiatric clinic of the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. A total of 87 patients of Chinese ethnicity aged 18 to 64 years who attended the clinic in April 2007 were recruited. The aforementioned patient parameters were used to examine the internal consistency, best-estimate clinical diagnosis-SCID diagnosis agreement, sensitivity, and specificity of the Chinese version of the subscale.
RESULTS: The Borderline Personality Disorder subscale (Chinese version) of SCID-II had an internal consistency of 0.82 (Cronbach's alpha coefficient), best-estimate clinical diagnosis-SCID diagnosis agreement of 0.82 (kappa), sensitivity of 0.92, and specificity of 0.94.
CONCLUSION: The Borderline Personality Disorder subscale (Chinese version) of the SCID-II rater had reasonable validity when applied to Cantonese-speaking Chinese subjects in Hong Kong.
H M Wong; L Y Chow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East Asian archives of psychiatry : official journal of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists = Dong Ya jing shen ke xue zhi : Xianggang jing shen ke yi xue yuan qi kan     Volume:  21     ISSN:  2078-9947     ISO Abbreviation:  East Asian Arch Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  2011-09-13     Revised Date:  2012-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101536416     Medline TA:  East Asian Arch Psychiatry     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  52-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Shatin Hospital, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, China.
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MeSH Terms
Borderline Personality Disorder / diagnosis*
Hong Kong
Interview, Psychological / methods*,  standards
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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