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Table 15 Baseline clinical features of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder receiving unstructured psychological support and Sequential Brief-Adlerian Psychodynamic Psychotherapy arms of treatment

From: Psychopathological Functioning Levels (PFLs) and their possible relevance in psychiatric treatments: a qualitative research project

   UPS SB-APP
  N (/%) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
ID   2.88 (1.05) 2.22 (0.94)
1 7 (20)   
2 9 (25.7)   
3 12 (34.3)   
4 7 (20)   
CO   2.88 (1.11) 2.27 (0.82)
1 6 (17.1)   
2 10 (28.6)   
3 12 (34.3)   
4 7 (20)   
NE   2.64 (0.78) 2.38 (0.5)
1 1 (2.9)   
2 17 (48.6)   
3 15 (42.9)   
4 2 (5.7)   
AR   3.58 (0.51) 3.11 (1.1)
1 3 (8.7)   
2 0 (0)   
3 14 (40)   
4 18 (51.5)   
SS   2.52 (0.71) 2.11 (0.83)
1 5 (14.3)   
2 16 (45.7)   
3 12 (34.3)   
4 2 (5.7)   
CGI Item1   3.8 (0.8) 4.3 (1)
SCL-90-R tot   130.9 (85.2) 156.6 (70)
GAF   57.4 (9.9) 60.2 (9.1)
  1. Legend:
  2. UPS unstructured psychological support, SB-APP Sequential Brief-Adlerian Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, PFL Psychopathological Functioning Level, ID Identity, CO Comprehension, NE Negative Emotions, AR Action Regulation, SS Social Skills, CGI Clinical Global Impression, SCL-90-R Symptom Checklist-90-R, GAF Global Assessment of Functioning
  3. Modified from Amianto et al.: Supervised team management, with or without structured psychotherapy, in heavy users of a mental health service with borderline personality disorder: a two-year follow-up preliminary randomized study. BMC Psychiatry 2011 11:181