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Prevalence and Correlates of Personality Disorder in the Jamaican Population

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.067
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443–7
Synopsis: 
A demographic questionnaire and the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI) were administered to a representative population sample consisting of 1506 Jamaicans, ages 18–64 years. Two-fifths of the population scored above the scale’s cut-point indicating a diagnosis of personality disorder with the level of severity ranging from mild to severe. This suggests a high risk of behavioural dysfunction in the Jamaican population, with significant implications in light of the country’s high rate of crime and violence.

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Objective: To identify the prevalence and correlates of personality disorder in a representative sample of the Jamaican population using the Jamaica Personality Disorder Inventory (JPDI).

Accepted: 
25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 26 Aug, 2013
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