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Protocol - Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)

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Description:

The Harm Avoidance subscale of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) includes 35 true/false questions on anticipatory worry, fear of uncertainty, shyness, and fatigability.

Protocol:

Description of the Harm Avoidance Subscale of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)

The Harm Avoidance subscale of the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) includes 35 true/false questions on anticipatory worry, fear of uncertainty, shyness, and fatigability. Responses to individual questions are added together, and higher scores indicate greater impairment.

Protocol Name from Source:

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Availability:

Proprietary

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adolescent, Adult

Participants:

Adults, ages 18 and older. The Eating Disorders Working Group notes that the TCI may be used with adolescents ages 13 and older.

Specific Instructions:

The Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a licensing agreement from the Anthropedia Foundation.

The Eating Disorders Working Group notes that while the TCI is validated in adults, it may be used on adolescents ages 13 and older.

Selection Rationale

The Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) is a valid, reliable, and widely used questionnaire that distinguishes between emotion-based, developmentally stable temperament traits and changeable character traits.

Language

English, Korean, Turkish, Available in other languages

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Eating Disorder Harm Avoidance Scale Assessment Scale 4926450 CDE Browser
Process and Review

This section will be completed when reviewed by an Expert Review Panel.

Source

The Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) is a proprietary instrument and administration requires a licensing agreement from the Anthropedia Foundation :

Anthropedia Foundation
1033 Corporate Square Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132, USA
(314) 721-3878

General References

Celikel, F. C., Kose, S., Cumurcu, B. E., Erkorkmaz, U., Sayar, K., Borckardt, J. J., & Cloninger, C.R. (2009). Cloninger’s temperament and character dimensions of personality in patients with major depressive disorder. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 50(6), 556-561.

Grucza, R. A., Przybeck, T. R., & Cloninger C. R. (2007). Prevalence and correlates of binge eating disorder in a community sample. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 48(2), 124-131.

Yang, S., Sung, J., Kim, J. H., Song, Y. M., Lee, K., Kim, H. N., Kim, H. L., & Cloninger, C. R. (2015). Some personality traits converge gradually by long-term partnership through the lifecourse-Genetic and environmental structure of Cloninger’s temperament and character dimensions. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 63, 43-49.

Protocol ID:

650801

Variables:
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PX650801010000 Protocol 650801 - proprietary. Check DCW for contact. 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Punishment/Harm Avoidance

Release Date:

August 7, 2015

Definition

A questionnaire to assess harm avoidance, a personality trait or temperament characterized by worry, shyness, pessimism, doubt, and a tendency to respond intensely to aversive stimuli.

Purpose

Harm avoidance is a risk factor associated with various mental conditions. For example, a low degree of harm avoidance is associated with suicidal behavior and ideation while high harm avoidance (i.e., excessive worry) may progress into psychiatric disorders (e.g., anxiety, mood, and eating disorders) and functional impairment.

Keywords

Eating disorders, Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), harm avoidance, personality, temperament, proprietary