DSM-IV Self-Report for Borderline Personality Disorder II
The Self-Report for Borderline Personality Disorder (Germans et al in 2010) is a short 10-item screening test for borderline personality disorder in children and adults. It is based on items taken from the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM–IV personality disorders (SCID–II). Cronbach's alpha for each item on the self-report screen was moderate (between 0.60 and 0.68), demonstrating reasonably good inter-item reliability. The correlation between the self-report test and the SCID-II diagnostic interview was 0.51 for borderline personality disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is characterized by a tendency to act impulsively and without consideration of the consequences; the mood is unpredictable and capricious. There is a liability to outbursts of emotion and an incapacity to control the behavioural explosions. There is a tendency to quarrelsome behaviour and to conflicts with others, especially when impulsive acts are thwarted or censored. Two types may be distinguished: the impulsive type, characterized predominantly by emotional instability and lack of impulse control, and the borderline type, characterized in addition by disturbances in self-image, aims, and internal preferences, by chronic feelings of emptiness, by intense and unstable interpersonal relationships, and by a tendency to self-destructive behaviour, including suicide gestures and attempts. The items of the self-report scale identify many of the common indicators of Borderline Personality Disorder. It takes 2-5 minutes to complete. Intended for research purposes only. This questionnaire asks you several questions about how you are as a person; that means how you usually feel about yourself and act. While you may have or had problems at some time, I don’t want you to describe that time. I want you to answer the questions like you are usually doing without those problems. You can answer the questions by circling the answer “yes” or “no,” whatever best applies to your situation.
Germans, S., Van Heck, G. L., Masthoff, E. D., Trompenaars, F. J. W. M., & Hodiamont, P. P. G. (2010). Diagnostic
efficiency among psychiatric outpatients of a self-report version of a subset of screen items of the Structured Clinical
Interview for DSM–IV–TR Personality Disorders (SCID-II). Psychological Assessment, 22(4), 945-952.