Title: Patterns of Inner Change and Their Relation with Patient Characteristics and Outcome in a Psychoanalytic Hospitalization-Based Treatment for Personality Disordered Patients
Authors: Vermote, Rudi ×
Lowyck, Benedicte
Luyten, Patrick
Verhaest, Yannic
Vertommen, Hans
Vandeneede, Bart
Corveleyn, Jozef
Peuskens, Jozef #
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Publisher: J. Wiley
Series Title: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy vol:18 issue:4 pages:303-313
Abstract: This study investigated whether different clusters of patients with personality disorders in a psychoanalytic hospitalization-based treatment were associated with: (a) different changes in personality organization (PO); (b) different pre-treatment variables; and (c) different associations between changes in PO and outcome. K-means clustering analysis identified two clusters of patients, which showed different changes in PO and mainly differed in terms of levels of anaclitic and introjective personality features, respectively. Both clusters showed a significant decrease in symptoms and an improvement in personality functioning during treatment and at 3-month follow-up. Clinical implications of these findings are discussed. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN: 1063-3995
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
Research Group Psychiatry
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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