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  • Research Article
    Validation of the Translated Dutch Personality Questionnaire in Papiamento Speaking Prisoners
    Author(s): Van de Vorst M, Vinkers DJ, Matroos G, Heijte F and Hoek HWVan de Vorst M, Vinkers DJ, Matroos G, Heijte F and Hoek HW

    Background: Personality disorders have a high prevalence among prisoners worldwide. Yet, in prisoners with an Antillean Caribbean background, personality disorder rates are low probably due to a lack of standardized personality tests in the Caribbean language of Papiamento which to render objective diagnoses. This also has a great potential to result in inappropriate treatment and negative interaction. Therefore, in hopes of proving better diagnostics and treatment and fill this absence, the purpose of this article is to describe a study of the effectiveness and relevance of a standard personality disorder diagnostic interview translated into Papiamento. Methods: The Dutch Personality Questionnaire was translated to Papiamento by two independent experts and retranslated into Dutch by two other independent experts. Prisoners having both paren.. View More»

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