The clinical global impression scale for borderline personality disorder patients (CGI-BPD): A scale sensible to detect changes

V. Pérez, J. Barrachina, J. Soler, J. C. Pascual, M. J. Campins, D. Puigdemont, E. Álvarez

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Abstract

The CGI-BPD scale is an adaptation of the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) scale designed to assess severity and post-intervention changes in patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It contains 10 items that score the nine relevant psyehopathological domains of BPD, plus an additional global score. The CGI-BPD has two formats, the CGI-BPD-S, to evaluate the present severity, and the CGI-BPD-I to evaluate improvement. To establish the psychometric properties of the CGI-BPD1 the test was administered to 78 BPD patients, 11 men and 67 women, within the framework of a 4-month therapeutic intervention. The modified scale showed good validity and reliability (α 0.85 and 0.89; CCI: 0.86 and 0.78), adequate sensitivity to change, and a two-factor structure accounting for 67.4% of total variance. While remaining simple to administer, the CGI-BPD may correct the excessive generalisation contained in its original version and is a useful tool to evaluate severity and change in BPD patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
JournalActas Espanolas de Psiquiatria
Volume35
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • CGI
  • Change
  • Evaluation
  • Scale
  • Trials

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