Standard Sets

Personality Disorders


The ICHOM Standard Set for Personality Disorders is the result of hard work by a group of leading psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health experts, measurement experts, and lived experience experts. It represents the outcomes that matter most to adults and adolescents with personality disorders. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their service users.

  1. Defined by Emotional Distress/Emotional Pain
  2. Defined by Affective Lability/Emotional Dysregulation
  3. Defined by Self-harm/Self-injury
  4. Defined by Overt Aggression
  5. Defined by Global/Daily Functioning/Disability
  6. Tracked via the Level of Personality Functioning Scale – Brief Form 2.0
  7. Tracked via the Recovering Quality of Life – 10-Item Version
  8. Tracked via the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale – 16-Item Version
  9. Tracked via the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale – Screener/Recent – Self-Report
  10. Tracked via the Modified Overt Aggression Scale
  11. Tracked via the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 – 12-Item Version
  12. Tracked via the KIDSCREEN-10 Index in Adolescent Specialist Services
  13. Tracked via the PROMIS Short Form v2.0 – Social Isolation 4a
ICHOM Standard Sets Personality Disorders Outcomes Wheel

Resource Documents

ICHOM Personality Disorder Publication
Personality Disorders Reference Guide
Personality Disorders Data Dictionary
Standard set of patient-reported outcomes for personality disorder.
Personality Disorders Flyer

Team that developed this standard

Chair | Mike Crawford | Imperial College London
Research Fellow | Valentina Prevolnik Rupel | Institute for Economic Research
Project Managers | Beth Jagger / Luz Sousa Fialho | ICHOM
Research Associates | Lisa-Marie Chadderton / Timea Gintner | ICHOM

Andrew Chanen | Orygen / The University of Melbourne

Charlotte Delvaux | Te gek!?*
Fieke van Gorp*

Lucie Langford | University of Toronto*

Karla Patricia Pacheco Alvarado | Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud

Anroud Arntz | Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam
Jan van Busschbach | Erasmus MC

Brian McKenna | Auckalnd University of Technology

Åse-Line Baltzersen | The Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Personality Psychiatry
Wei Wang | Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Julia Blazdell | West London Health Trust*
Karen M. Wright | University of Central Lancashire
Marika Cencelli*
Paul Moran | Centre for Academic Mental Health, Department of Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol

Carla Sharp | University of Houston

*Patient representative

ICHOM Standard Sets Personality Disorders Working Group Members

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