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The prevalence of personality disorders in a Kenyan inpatient sample.
J Pers Disord. 2008 Apr; 22(2):217-20.JP

Abstract

DSM-IV Axis I and II comorbidities and the pattern of Axis II diagnoses in patients admitted at Mathari (Psychiatric) Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya are unknown. To determine DSM-IV Axis I and II comorbidities and patterns of Axis II diagnoses in patients admitted at Mathari Hospital. Cross-sectional study on 148 randomly sampled patients. Twenty percent of the patients were confirmed for an Axis II diagnosis. Eighty-seven percent of the Axis II disorders were Cluster B Personality Disorders of various types. Using chi2 tests, significant associations were found between Axis I and II diagnoses and substance use/dependence (p < 0.001; 66.7%), mood disorder (p = 0.002; 46.7%) and schizophrenia (p < 0.001; 23.3%). The prevalence of personality disorders was lower than that reported in psychiatric patients in USA and Europe. The results are likely to be a true reflection of the actual epidemiological situation, but cannot be generalized to outpatient or general populations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Embu Provincial Hospital, Kenya.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18419240

Citation

Thuo, Joseph, et al. "The Prevalence of Personality Disorders in a Kenyan Inpatient Sample." Journal of Personality Disorders, vol. 22, no. 2, 2008, pp. 217-20.
Thuo J, Ndetei DM, Maru H, et al. The prevalence of personality disorders in a Kenyan inpatient sample. J Pers Disord. 2008;22(2):217-20.
Thuo, J., Ndetei, D. M., Maru, H., & Kuria, M. (2008). The prevalence of personality disorders in a Kenyan inpatient sample. Journal of Personality Disorders, 22(2), 217-20. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2008.22.2.217
Thuo J, et al. The Prevalence of Personality Disorders in a Kenyan Inpatient Sample. J Pers Disord. 2008;22(2):217-20. PubMed PMID: 18419240.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The prevalence of personality disorders in a Kenyan inpatient sample. AU - Thuo,Joseph, AU - Ndetei,David M, AU - Maru,Hitesh, AU - Kuria,Mary, PY - 2008/4/19/pubmed PY - 2008/6/25/medline PY - 2008/4/19/entrez SP - 217 EP - 20 JF - Journal of personality disorders JO - J Pers Disord VL - 22 IS - 2 N2 - DSM-IV Axis I and II comorbidities and the pattern of Axis II diagnoses in patients admitted at Mathari (Psychiatric) Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya are unknown. To determine DSM-IV Axis I and II comorbidities and patterns of Axis II diagnoses in patients admitted at Mathari Hospital. Cross-sectional study on 148 randomly sampled patients. Twenty percent of the patients were confirmed for an Axis II diagnosis. Eighty-seven percent of the Axis II disorders were Cluster B Personality Disorders of various types. Using chi2 tests, significant associations were found between Axis I and II diagnoses and substance use/dependence (p < 0.001; 66.7%), mood disorder (p = 0.002; 46.7%) and schizophrenia (p < 0.001; 23.3%). The prevalence of personality disorders was lower than that reported in psychiatric patients in USA and Europe. The results are likely to be a true reflection of the actual epidemiological situation, but cannot be generalized to outpatient or general populations. SN - 0885-579X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18419240/The_prevalence_of_personality_disorders_in_a_Kenyan_inpatient_sample_ L2 - https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/10.1521/pedi.2008.22.2.217 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -