Name of Test







Zanarini Rating Scale For Borderline Personality Disorder (ZAN-BPD)

Zanarini (2003).


1) Affective

2) Cognitive

3) Impulsive

4) Interpersonal

Internal consistency of the ZAN-BPD was found to be high (Cronbach’s α = .85)—Zanarini, 2003.

The convergent validity of the ZAN-BPD with the scales of the SCL-90, both of which assess

symptoms in the past week, is high (p < .001). This is particularly so for the overall borderline psychopathology scores and the scores pertaining to affective symptomatology—Zanarini, 2003.

The Revised Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines (DIB-R).

Zanarini, Gunderson, Frankenburg, & Chauncey, 1989


1) Affect

2) Cognition

3) Impulse action patterns

4) Interpersonal relationships

Excellent kappas were found in each of the three inter-rater reliability substudies for the vast majority of borderline symptoms assessed by the DIB-R. More specifically, one-third of the BPD symptoms assessed had a kappa in the excellent range and the remaining two-thirds had a kappa in the fair-good range (.57-.73). More specifically, all five dimensional measures of borderline psychopathology had intraclass correlation coefficients in the excellent range for all four reliability substudies. Taken together, the results of this study suggest that both the borderline diagnosis and the symptoms of BPD can be diagnosed reliably when using the DIB-R—Zanarini, Frankenburg, & Vujanovic, 2002.

The McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder (MSI-BPD)

Zanarini, Vujanovic, Parachini, Boulanger, Frances, Frankenburg, & Hennen (2003)


Test-retest reliability of the MSI-BPD was found to be good. More specifically,

a highly significant correlation was found between the number of

items endorsed at Time 1 and Time 2 (Spearman’s rho = .72, p < .0001)

(based on the total ranks from the two administrations of the scale— Zanarini et al., 2003.

DSM-IV-TR BPD criteria set as measured by the MSI-BPD demonstrated good concurrent validity—Leung & Leung, 2009.

The MSI-BPD demonstrated adequate criterion validity with the diagnosis of BPD derived from a clinician-administered diagnostic interview—Patel, Sharp & Fonagy, 2011.

Borderline Personality Disorder Beliefs Scale

Butler, Brown, Beck, & Grisham, (2002)


1) Dependent

2) Paranoid

3) Avoidant

4) Histrionic

Themes of dependency, helplessness, distrust, fears of rejection/ abandonment/ losing emotional control, and extreme attention-seeking behaviour.

The internal reliability of the 14

items for the 84 BPD patients was moderately high (alpha = .89)— Butler, Brown, Beck, & Grisham, 2002.

The BPD beliefs scale diagnostic validity among 288 study patients. —Butler, Brown, Beck, & Grisham, 2002.