Diagnosis- Ford & Widiger

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what is the aim of Ford & Widiger's study?
To find out if clinicians were stereotyping geders when diagnosing disorders
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What methodology did Ford & Widiger use?
Self reports (where health practitioners were given scenarios & asked to make diagnoses based on the information)
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what was the independant variable in Ford & Widiger's study?
The gender of the patient in the case study
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What was the dependant variable in Ford & Widiger's study?
The diagnosis made by the clinician
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What was the final sample of Ford & Widiger's study?
354 clinical psychologists
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How many of the psychologists actually responded to th case studies?
266
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What type of design did Ford & Widiger use?
Independant design (Where each participant was given male, female or sex unspecified case study)
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How many case studies are involved in Ford & Widiger's study?
9 case studies
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What disorders are covered within Ford & Widiger's case studies?
Anti-Social Personality Disorder (ASPD), Histronic Personality Disorder (HPD) or an equal balance of symptoms from both disorders
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How were the therapists asked to diagnose the illnesses in each of the case studies?
By rating the extent to which the patient appeared to have certain disorders on a 7 point scale
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What were the patients in the sex unspecified cases more often diagnosed with?
Borderline Personality Disorder
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Which gender was more likely to be diadnosed with HPD?
females
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what are some of the characteristics of HPD, mentioned in Ford & Widiger's study?
A pattern of excessive emotional behaviour & attention seeking, together with the need for approval & inappropriate seductiveness
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