Open Access Research Article Article ID: ADA-9-181

    “Perrotta Affective Dependence Questionnaire (PAD-Q)”: Development, regulation and validation of a psychometric instrument for the diagnosis of the affective dependence

    Giulio Perrotta*

    Introduction: The construct of affective dependence is now considered a behavioural addiction, but the framework underlying the Perrotta Affective Dependence Model (PAD-M) considers it to be a manifested symptom of a specific psychopathological personality framework, and based on this theorization, the questionnaire (PAD-Q) was constructed to take into account the identification of 7 dysfunctional sub-styles related to the construct of affective dependence (neurotic, dependent, histrionic, masochist, borderline, covert narcissist and psychotic). 

    Methods: Using the PAD-M, the population was selected to validate a new psychometric test, then compared with the Love Addiction Screening Test (LAST). 

    Results: Statistical analysis showed that the psychometric test has a well-defined and stable construct (R = 0.999; p ≤ 0.001), with the variables well represented (R = 0.955; p ≤ 0.001) and positively correlated with another construct already validated (R = 0.961; p ≤ 0.001). 

    Conclusion: The Perrotta Affective Dependence Questionnaire (PAD-Q) is a valid, efficient, and effective psychometric tool to diagnose the clinically relevant condition of affective dependence to improve the structural and functional framing of the patient and the appropriate therapy to pursue.


    Published on: Sep 13, 2023 Pages: 51-59

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5460.000081
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