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Table 2 Treatment integrity as assessed in eight RCTs which compare different forms of psychological treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder

From: The neglect of treatment-construct validity in psychotherapy research: a systematic review of comparative RCTs of psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

  Adherence monitored by supervisors Evidence of adherence Evidence of competence Evidence of differentiation Treatment Integrity Index (TII)
DBT-o vs. CCT 1 0 0 0 .25
DBT vs. CVT + 12S 1 0 0 0 .25
SFT vs. TFP 1 1 0 1 .75
DBT vs. CTBE 0 0 0 0 .00
TFP vs. DBT vs. SPT 1 0 0 0 .25
MBT vs. SCM 1 1 0 0 .50
DBT vs. GPM 1 1 0 1 .75
TFP vs. Exp 0 0 0 0 .00
  1. 1 = true for both TPs; 0 = not true for both TPs. The scores for each item were added and divided by 4, resulting in a TII that may range from 0 to 1
  2. CCT Client-Centered Therapy, CTBE Community Treatment by Experts, CVT-12S Comprehensive Validation Therapy combined with a 12 step program, DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy, DBT-o DBT-oriented therapy, a modified form of DBT, Exp Experienced community psychotherapists, GPM General Psychiatric Management, MBT Mentalization-Based Treatment, SCM Structural Clinical Management, SFT Schema-Focused Therapy, SPT Supportive Psychodynamic Therapy, TFP Transference-Focused Psychotherapy