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Title: Structural Personality Organization as Assessed With Theory Driven Profile Interpretation of the Dutch Short Form of the MMPI Predicts Dropout and Treatment Response in Brief Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Axis I Disorders
Authors: Eurelings-Bontekoe, Elisabeth H. M. ×
van Dam, Arno
Luyten, Patrick
Verhulst, Wendy A. C. M.
Van Tilburg, Carola A.
de Heus, Peter
Koelen, Jurrijn #
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2009
Publisher: L. Erlbaum Associates
Series Title: Journal of Personality Assessment vol:91 issue:5 pages:439-452
Abstract: We investigated the validity of theory driven profile interpretation of the MMPI (Hathaway & McKinley, 1943) Dutch Short Form (DSFM;
Eurelings-Bontekoe, Onnink, Williams, & Snellen, 2008) as a measure of personality organization (PO) in a naturalistic follow-up study among
576 psychiatric outpatients receiving brief cognitive behavioral group therapy. Results showed that this assessment method was useful in predicting
dropout as well as treatment response. Patients with a latent psychotic PO profile and a manifest low-level borderline organization profile were 3 times
more likely to drop out than patients with other PO profiles. Patients with a latent psychotic PO profile who continued treatment had deteriorated at
4-month follow-up. Patients with a manifest low-level borderline PO profile who remained in treatment, however, showed considerable therapeutic
progress. We conclude that theory driven profile interpretation of the DSFM as an assessment of PO may be useful in predicting dropout and
treatment response to cognitive behavioral treatment of Axis I disorders.
ISSN: 0022-3891
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
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