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Fortunately, studies on the treatment of personality disorders show that patients who come forward to treat their personality disorders have consistent improvement in the short and long term.34,36,37,43-45 This improvement is generally greater in patients with borderline personality disorders than in patients with other diseases. A number of assessment tools for the diagnosis and measurement of personality disorders are now available for the use of clinical science and research in the West. Some of them focus on individual personality disorders such as schizotypal, borderline or depressive, while others are complete in their coverage. Among these, the two self-assessment instruments, which are useful for screening purposes, such as the questionnaire . B Personality Disorder Questionnaire (PDQ)[10] and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI)-III; [11] and semi-structured interviewing instruments, such as the DSM-III R Axis II Clinical Interview (SCID-II)[12] and the International Personality Review (IDP). [13] The latter provides ICD-10 diagnoses. Although it has good psychometric properties, its length makes it difficult to use in the community, in demographic research, especially outside the psychiatric environment. Mann et al. evaluated the usefulness of standard personality assessment (SAP) as a screen for International Personality Examination (IPDE) in Bangalore outpatients. [14] The general agreement between the two instruments in the detection of ICD-10 personality disorders was modest (kappa – 0.4). The match varied according to the category of personality disorders, ranging from kappa 0.66 (dependent) to kappa 0.09 (dyssocial).

SAP was found to be a high negative forecast value (97%) for IPDE as a gold standard, indicating its potential as a screen in samples where the expected prevalence of personality disorder was low. However, Loranger et al. have developed a screening questionnaire for THE IPDE, so it is necessary to redesign the relative advantage of SAP as an ipde screen. [13] Although sap and IPDE screening questionnaires address the problem of brevity, they are not standardized for use in local languages of India. Sharan et al., ICD-10 translated IPDE into Hindi according to a standard translation protocol and established the common reliability and applicability of the Hindi version in adult non-psychotic patients. [15] The average intraclassical correlation of each item (0.89), the number of criteria met by default (0.92) and dimensions (0.98) were high.