Temporal Reliability of psychological assessments for patients in a special hospital with severe personality disorder: a preliminary note

Tyrer, P. and Cooper, S. and Seivewright, H. and Duggan , C. and Rao, B. and Hogue, Todd (2005) Temporal Reliability of psychological assessments for patients in a special hospital with severe personality disorder: a preliminary note. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 15 (2). pp. 87-92. ISSN 0957-9664

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Abstract

Background The new programme for assessing those with dangerous and severe personality disorder relies heavily on psychological assessments of personality disorder
and risk.

Methods The temporal reliability of assessments of psychopathy (PCL-R), risk (HCR-20) and persoruility was assessed using the International Personality Disorder
Examination (IPDE) in 15 randomly selected mak prisoners in a high secure hospital carried out at intervals varying between a mean of nine and 19 months after initial
assessments by a variety of assessors.
Results Using the intra-class correlation coefficient the agreement varied between 0.57 (HCR'2O), 0.58 (PCL-R) and 0.38-0.70 for IPDE personality disorders, with the best agreement for antisocial personality disorder (0.70).
Comment TKese levels of agreement are consistent with other recent work on temporal reliability of personality instruments but are a little too low for confidence in
these measures alone in the assessment process.

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Additional Information:Background The new programme for assessing those with dangerous and severe personality disorder relies heavily on psychological assessments of personality disorder and risk. Methods The temporal reliability of assessments of psychopathy (PCL-R), risk (HCR-20) and persoruility was assessed using the International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE) in 15 randomly selected mak prisoners in a high secure hospital carried out at intervals varying between a mean of nine and 19 months after initial assessments by a variety of assessors. Results Using the intra-class correlation coefficient the agreement varied between 0.57 (HCR'2O), 0.58 (PCL-R) and 0.38-0.70 for IPDE personality disorders, with the best agreement for antisocial personality disorder (0.70). Comment TKese levels of agreement are consistent with other recent work on temporal reliability of personality instruments but are a little too low for confidence in these measures alone in the assessment process.
Keywords:Forensic Psychology, PCL-R, HCR-20, Personality disorder
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:2864
Deposited By: Alison Wilson
Deposited On:15 Jul 2010 21:34
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:41

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