You may wonder why bother with a Digital IPDE-SQ questionnaire?
One of the difficult aspects of a mental health assessment is to consider accompanying personality traits and how these may influence the presenting issues. Often Axis II diagnosis is referred to loosely, the documentation lacking robust evidence to back up formulations. This results in patients not being formally informed about how personal traits may influence their problems and at times treatment progress/prognosis. The WHO IPDE is a valuable resource that can help add value during clinical assessments.
One of the barriers to progressing more detailed personality traits assessments/ is the time involved, a simple paper pen exercise using the International Personality Disorders Screening Questionnaire with its 59 questions and scoring them can take 15-20 minutes, never mind the costs of paper, printer ink and secretarial time.
Digital IPDE-SQ questionnaire as a solution!
The Patient Tracking System digital outcomes and clinical scales suit has developed a cloud/web based interface to use many questionnaires including a Digital IPDE-SQ questionnaire version. Responses can be acquired during the appointment or remotely and scoring is automated providing the results immediately as seen below.
ADHD and BPD overlap
One big challenge in the world of ADHD is the considerable mis-diagnosis of under-diagnosis with many people with ADHD being misunderstood to have a personality disorder or at times a mood condition. There has been research in this area and the IPDE alongside mood and ADHD questionnaires offered within the PTS Application can help with teasing out the differential diagnosis. This paper by Singh et al also identifies the questions from within IPDE that best correlate to ADHD.
Digital IPDE-SQ questionnaire – Free trial
We are happy to offer interested clinicians a month long free trial of the application. Simply connect with us to work through the next steps.