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2023 - 2024

CANDI Validation in Youth

Characteristics of nonsuicidal self-injury disorder in youth and psychometric evaluation of the Clinician-Administered Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Disorder Index


Johan Bjureberg

Group project assembly

2024 - 2025

Project Overview


Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Project description:
Although NSSI usually debuts in adolescence, few studies have examined the full set of DSM-5 NSSID diagnostic criteria in youth. In this study, we will analyze the reliability and validity of the structured diagnostic interview Clinician-Administered NSSI Disorder Index (CANDI) and provide information on the clinical characteristics and features of DSM-5 NSSID in youth. Data on the internal consistency, factor structure, and construct validity of the CANDI and associated characteristics of NSSID will be analyzed in a clinical sample of youth (N = 166; (mean [SD] age, 15.0 [1.2] years; 154 [92.8%] female) with recent recurrent NSSI (≥5 days with NSSI the past year and ≥1 episode in the month). Participants and their caregivers completed self-report measures of NSSI characteristics, psychopathology, and emotion dysregulation, and clinicians assess diagnostic interviews of borderline personality disorder (SCID–II), common mental disorders (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview), global functioning, and clinical severity.

Applicants should have the following skills:
Interest in psychometric evaluations and experience conducting literature search

Junior research responsibilities:
Conducting literature search, drafting the manuscript, and assist in data analysis

Anticipated outcome(s) for junior researcher:
Co-authorship on an academic peer-reviewed paper

Time commitment:
Approximately 1 day per week for 6 months

Application Deadline:

June 1, 2024

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