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Mentalization and Criterion A of the AMPD: Results from a clinical and nonclinical sample
Zettl, M.; Volkert, J.; Vögele, Claus et al.
2020In Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 11 (3), p. 191-202
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Keywords :
alternative model for personality disorders; level of personality functioning; personality disorders; reflective functioning
Abstract :
[en] Objective: Criterion A of the alternative model for the classification of personality disorders in the DSM-5 introduced the Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS), a dimensional model for the assessment of impairments in self and interpersonal functioning. The LPFS was developed based on a review of different measures of personality functioning, such as the Reflective Functioning Scale, a measure of mentalizing. This study investigated the empirical overlap between LPFS and mentalization. Methods: The study sample included adult inpatients (n = 55) with a mental disorder and a healthy adult control group (n = 55). All participants were examined regarding the LPFS using the Semi-Structured Interview for Personality Functioning DSM-5 (STiP-5.1); mentalizing was assessed with the Brief Reflective Functioning Interview and coded with the Reflective Functioning Scale. We used structural equation modeling to investigate the relationship between LPFS domains and mentalization. Correlation analysis was used to examine the agreement between interview-rated LPFS and self-report measures of personality dysfunction. Results: All domains of the LPFS were significantly related to mentalizing. Interview-rated LPFS was significantly associated with self-reported personality dysfunction. Conclusion: The findings support the notion that the LPFS and mentalization share a strong conceptual and operational overlap by demonstrating that both constructs are empirically interrelated. The results yield further support for the validity of the LPFS as a dimensional model for the assessment of personality disorder severity.
Disciplines :
Treatment & clinical psychology
Author, co-author :
Zettl, M.
Volkert, J.
Vögele, Claus ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Kubera, K.
Taubner, S.
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Mentalization and Criterion A of the AMPD: Results from a clinical and nonclinical sample
Publication date :
2020
Journal title :
Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
ISSN :
1949-2723
Publisher :
American Psychological Association, Washington, United States - District of Columbia
Volume :
11
Issue :
3
Pages :
191-202
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Systems Biomedicine
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