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2001, vol. 34, iss. 3-4, pp. 355-366
article language: Serbian
document type: unclassified
published on: 02/06/2007
Exploration of characteristics and clinical application of the ego impairment index
aUniversity of Belgrade, Faculty of Political Sciences
bClinical Center of Serbia, Clinic for Psychiatry, Belgrade
cPsihijatrijska klinika, Klinički centar, Podgorica


This study examines diagnostic potential of Ego Impairment Index (EII) for the assessment of schizophrenic patients. The study represent replication of the validation research based on previous theoretical and empirical studies of disturbance of ego functions and theirs assessments with Rorschach Inkblot Test. The research sets the following goals: 1. Analysis of EII factor structure 2. Correlations analysis of EII and its component variables with diagnosis of schizophrenia based on DSM criteria 3. Analysis of discriminative potential of EII to differentiate between schizophrenic and non-psychotic patients 4. Comparison of discriminative validity and correlations between Schizophrenic Index (SCZI) and EII The study included patients hospitalized at the Institute for Psychiatry in Belgrade. The total of 58 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and 44 non-psychotic patients matched by sex and age (range 18-45) were included in the study. Statistical analysis was based on canonical correlation, discriminative analysis and factor analysis.



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