Posttraumatic Stress, Depression and Dissociation as Predictors of MMPI-2 Scale 8 Scores in Combat Veterans with PTSD
Combat, Military Veterans, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory\-2, Psychosis, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Journal of Trauma and Dissociation
Findings from a previous study of sexual abuse trauma victims (Elhai, Gold, Mateus, & Astaphan, 2001) were replicated to assess whether posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and dissociation symptoms account for Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) scale8 scores in combat trauma victims. Participants were 122 male veterans seeking outpatient treatment for combat-related PTSD. Hierarchical regression analysis assessed whether PTSD symptoms incrementally accounted for variation in scale 8 scores above and beyond depression and dissociation symptoms. Results revealed that PTSD symptoms did not incrementally account for additional scale 8 variation. However, negative and positive symptoms of psychosis did account for variance in scale 8. Clinical implications for assessment of PTSD and psychosis with trauma victims are discussed.
Elahi, J. D.,
Frueh, B. C.,
Gold, P. B.,
Hamner, M. B.,
Gold, S. N.
(2003). Posttraumatic Stress, Depression and Dissociation as Predictors of MMPI-2 Scale 8 Scores in Combat Veterans with PTSD. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 4(1), 51-64.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cps_facarticles/487