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Table 2 Comparison of clinical characteristics among patient groups

From: Self-reported patterns of impairments in mentalization, attachment, and psychopathology among clinically referred adolescents with and without borderline personality pathology

Clinical Measures All (N = 109) Borderline Personality disorder group (n = 47) Clinical comparison group (n = 62)
Mean (SD)/% Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
BPDFS-C (score) 69.7 (16.8) 86.6 (9.6)* 56.8 (6.8)*
YSR: Externalizing 22.0 (10.5) 29.1 (8.0)* 16.6 (8.8)*
YSR: Internalizing 29.5 (12.3) 38.8 (8.3)* 22.5 (10.0)*
RFQY 8.2 (1.3) 7.2 (1.0)* 9.0 (0.9)*
BDI-Y 49.2 (11.9) 56.8 (9.8)* 43.4 (9.6)*
IPPA-Peer 47.4 (8.5) 54.6 (4.2)* 42.2 (7.0)*
IPPA-Parent 54.3 (9.6) 59.2 (7.6)* 50.3 (9.6)*
RTSHIA 59.4 (15.3) 66.7 (14.7)* 53.8 (13.4)*
  1. Note. BPFS-C The Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children, YSR The Youth Self-Report, RFQ-Y Reflective Function Questionnaire for Youth, IPPA inventory of parent and peer attachment, RTSHI risk-taking and self-harm inventory, BDI-Y Beck Depression Inventory for Youth
  2. *Statistically significant difference between the borderline personality disorder group versus clinical comparison group, p < .001