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Table 3 Means (SDs) for primary outcomes, facets of emotion dysregulation, and psychopathy scores

From: Dialectical behavior therapy skills use and emotion dysregulation in personality disorders and psychopathy: a community self-report study

 Variable No PD BPD Other PD
(N = 77) (N = 29) (N = 22)
DERS total 70.69 (16.84) 113.48 (21.69) 90.67 (21.68)
DERS Subscale (Problems with):   
 Goal directed behavior 12.92 (5.04) 18.14 (4.36) 14.71 (3.74)
 Use of strategies 14.28 (5.02) 27.86 (6.14) 19.24 (6.85)
 Emotional awareness 13.40 (4.57) 15.82 (5.03) 16.48 (4.40)
 Emotional clarity 9.41 (2.89) 14.43 (4.74) 12.62 (4.16)
 Emotional acceptance 11.45 (4.65) 19.34 (5.90) 15.48 (5.87)
 Impulsive behaviors 9.09 (3.18) 17.86 (5.42) 11.86 (4.38)
DBT Skills Use 2.01 (.36) 1.73 (.35) 1.85 (.49)
Dysfunctional Coping 1.39 (.45) 2.11 (.44) 1.73 (.55)
SRP Subscales:    
 Interpersonal manipulation 1.84 (.60) 2.17 (.75) 2.11 (.86)
 Callous affect 1.70 (.59) 2.29 (.66) 2.16 (.70)
 Erratic lifestyle 1.94 (.60) 2.70 (.68) 2.36 (.78)
 Criminal tendencies 1.18 (.28) 1.45 (.46) 1.47 (.52)
  1. Note. No PD = did not meet criteria for any cluster B PD; BPD = reported symptoms consistent with a BPD diagnosis; Other PD = adults who reported symptoms consistent with an ASPD, NPD, or HPD diagnosis including adults who reported symptoms consistent with comorbidity between these PDs (excluding BPD); DERS = Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale; SRP = Self-Report Psychopathy; DBT = Dialectical Behavior Therapy