Delineating functional impairment associated with obsessive-compulsive personality symptoms in psychiatric patients. Paper presented in B. De Clercq (Chair), Obsessive compulsive symptoms across the life span from a clinical, vocational and educational perspective. Invited Symposium conducted at the 2011 Annual BAPS Meeting, Ghent, Belgium.

Leen Bastiaansen, Gina Rossi, Filip De Fruyt

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Abstract

Although some aspects of psychosocial functioning have been studied in the context of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) symptoms (e.g., Skodol et al., 2002), a detailed and differentiated picture has not yet been drawn. The current study aims to focus specifically on the level of personality functioning, as measured by the Severity Indices of Personality Problems (SIPP-118), in relation to OCPD symptoms.
The SIPP-118 was administered to a heterogeneous sample of 145 psychiatric inpatients, along with the Assessment of DSM-IV Personality Disorders (ADP-IV) questionnaire, from which dimensional PD scores were obtained. First, OCPD scores were compared with other PD scores in how strong they correlated with the total SIPP-118 score. A multiple regression analysis was then executed in order to detect which SIPP-118 facets were specifically associated with OCPD symptoms. These facets were then correlated with each single OCPD criterion in order to obtain a more detailed picture.
Consistent with previous literature (Skodol et al., 2002), the OCPD scale showed the weakest correlation with functional impairment, as measured by the SIPP-118. However, when shifting to the facet level, some SIPP-118 facets appeared particularly related to OCPD symptoms, i.e. 'cooperation'(-), 'enjoyment'(-), and 'feeling recognized'(-). Because these facets also showed a specific pattern of correlations with the individual OCPD symptoms, we believe our results contribute to a better understanding of this clinical construct, and how each symptom is differentially related to functional impairment. Diagnostic repercussions will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • SIPP-118
  • obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • dysfunction
  • functional impairment

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