TableĀ 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

TypeInclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
SampleMothers must have been diagnosed with BPD using standardised assessment procedures, such as the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-II; First et al34), the Revised Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines (DIB-R; Zanarini, et al35), the Structured Interview for DSM-IV Personality (SIDP-IV; Pfohl et al36) or the Borderline Evaluation of Severity over Time (BEST; Pfohl et al37). Older studies using diagnostic techniques based on earlier editions of the DSM also acceptableDiagnosis by any non-standardised assessment procedures
Mothers must be the primary caregiver to their child/childrenMothers not the primary caregiver to their children
Mothers must be aged 18 or overMothers aged under 18
Children must be aged 18 or underChildren aged over 18
ProcedureStudies must measure factors influencing the mother's parenting and/or her child's functioningStudy does not measure these factors
StyleStudies must be written in EnglishStudies written in any other language
Studies must present outcome dataStudy does not present unique outcome data (eg, reviews, commentaries, opinion pieces, books or chapters)
Studies must be from peer-reviewed journalsStudy is not peer-reviewed. Therefore, dissertations were excluded
Studies must be quantitative in designCase studies and qualitative papers were excluded
  • BPD, borderline personality disorder; DSM, Diagnostic and Statistical ManualĀ of Mental Disorders.