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Psychologie & gezondheid

, 39:243 | Cite as

De Nederlandstalige versie van de McLean Screening Instrument for borderline personality disorder (MSI-BPD)

  • Bruno Verschuere
  • Helen Tibboel
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The Dutch version of the McLean Screening Instrument for borderline personality disorder (MSI-BPD)

Objective

Borderline personality disorder is a severe and disabling condition, with suicide rates up to 10%. A simple and valid screening instrument for borderline symptomatology would be of great use.

Method

We translated the McLean Screening Instrument for borderline personality disorder (MSI-BPD) in Dutch and present initial validation data from a sample of 459 (mostly female) undergraduates.

Results

Principal component analysis indicated that a single component underlies variability in the 10 items of the MSI-BPD. Internal consistency was adequate (α = .76), and test-retest reliability in a subsample was high (ca 4 months: r = .80). Females scored significantly higher than males. Finally, the MSI-BPD correlated strongly (r = .62) with depression as assessed by the BDI-II-NL.

Conclusions

These data provide initial support for the reliability and the validity of the Dutch MSI-BPD, yet application in clinical practice requires information on the diagnostic agreement with a validated structured clinical interview.

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© Bohn, Stafleu van Loghum 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Verschuere
    • 1
  • Helen Tibboel
    • 2
  1. 1.Departement Klinische PsychologieUniversiteit van AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universiteit GentGentThe Netherlands

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