Faculty Articles

Title

Can the MMPI-2 Discriminate Between Mild-Moderate TBI and other Neurologic and Psychiatric Populations?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Publication Title

International Journal of Neuroscience

Volume

116

Issue/Number

12

First Page

1377

ISSN

0020-7454

Last Page

1389

Abstract/Excerpt

MMPI-2 maintains an extensive empirical base with psychiatric populations, although more recently, neurologically compromised patients have documented unique elevation patterns. This study examined mild-moderate TBI patients, Alzheimer's Dementia patients, and Psychiatric controls on MMPI-2 scales. Participants included 160 outpatients (TBI n = 26, AD n = 74, Psychiatric n = 60). Controlling for family-wise-error, five ANCOVAs were conducted on five MMPI-2 scales, correcting for age and education. TBI and Psychiatric group means were significantly higher than AD group means for scales Hypochondriasis, Depression, and Hysteria at an alpha of .01. Results support previous research with mild TBI patients, and further document a unique pattern of elevations in this population.

DOI

10.1080/00207450500514334

Peer Reviewed

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