Interrater reliability of criterion A of the alternative model for personality disorder (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition—Section III): A meta-analysis

Samantha Young, Peter Beazley

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Abstract

The alternative model for personality disorder (AMPD) is currently included in Section III of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). This review sought to summarize the literature concerning the interrater reliability (IRR) of the AMPD. Despite high heterogeneity, meta-analysis provided tentative support for the IRR of Criterion A of the AMPD, with pooled intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) for the Level of Personality Functioning Scale (LPFS) and its domains falling above DSM acceptability levels. Subgroup analysis of the LPFS suggested IRR scores could be improved by using a specific AMPD Structured Clinical Interview (SCI). Further research should in particular consider the IRR of Criterion B elements of the AMPD and overall PD diagnosis, where insufficient data were available to draw conclusions in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613–624
Number of pages12
JournalPersonality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
Volume14
Issue number6
Early online date30 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Keywords

  • alternative model for personality disorder
  • interrater reliability
  • IRR
  • l
  • levels of personality functioning scale
  • personality disorder

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