Publications by authors named "Veronica Cavalletti"

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Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Young Schema Questionnaire L-3: Preliminary Results.

Front Psychol 2018 27;9:312. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Università degli Studi 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti - Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

Schema Therapy (ST) is a well-known approach for the treatment of personality disorders. This therapy integrates different theories and techniques into an original and systematic treatment model. The Young Schema Questionnaire L-3 (YSQ-L3) is a self-report instrument, based on the ST model, designed to assess 18 Early Maladaptive Schemas (EMSs). During the last decade, it has been translated and validated in different countries and languages. This study aims to establish the psychometric properties of the Italian Version of the YSQ-L3. We enrolled two groups: a clinical ( = 148) and a non-clinical one ( = 918). We investigated the factor structure, reliability and convergent validity with anxiety and depression between clinical and non-clinical groups. The results highlighted a few relevant findings. Cronbach's alpha showed significant values for all the schemas. All of the factor models do not seem highly adequate, even if the hierarchical model has proven to be the most significant one. Furthermore, the questionnaire confirms the ability to discriminate between clinical and non-clinical groups and could represent a useful tool in the clinical practice. Limitations and future directions are discussed.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00312DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5880909PMC
March 2018

Comorbid Personality Disorders in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Its Symptom Dimensions.

Psychiatr Q 2016 Jun;87(2):365-76

Institute of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology and Psychotherapy, Via Mannelli 139, 50132, Florence, Italy.

The current paper was aimed at: (1) investigating the comorbidity between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and personality disorders (PDs) using an OCD sample and clinician-administered structured interviews; (2) exploring the associations of different cluster comorbid PDs with the specific symptom dimensions of OCD; (3) analyzing the variables which could play a significant role in the probability of having at least one comorbid PD, controlling for confounding variables. The SCID-II and Y-BOCS, together with a series of self-report measures of OCD, depression and anxiety symptoms were administered to a clinical sample of 159 patients with a primary diagnosis of OCD. 20.8 % of the participants suffered from at least one comorbid PD; the most common was obsessive-compulsive PD (9.4 %), followed by narcissistic PD (6.3 %). In OCD patients with comorbid cluster C PDs, the percentage of responsibility for harm, injury, or bad luck symptoms was significantly greater than other OCD symptom dimensions (p < .005). Logistic regression found some evidence supporting the association between severity of OCD symptoms and comorbid PDs. PDs are prevalent among Italian people with OCD and should be routinely assessed, as comorbidity may affect help-seeking behaviour and response to treatment.
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June 2016