Clinical application of validity and clinical scales of Minnesota Multiphasic �Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A): A comparison of profiles for �clinical and non-clinical sample and determining a cut point

Habibi, Mojtaba and Gharaei, Banafsheh and Ashouri, Ahmad (2013) Clinical application of validity and clinical scales of Minnesota Multiphasic �Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A): A comparison of profiles for �clinical and non-clinical sample and determining a cut point. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 15 (60). pp. 301-311.

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Abstract

Introduction: This study has been done to comparing the validity and clinical scales of Minnesota multifaceted personality-adolescent (MMPI-A) and life event scale (LES) and determining a cut point of Iranian adolescent. Â Materials and Methods: Within an applied survey design,the final version of MMPI-A was administrated on the 2,018 adolescents (975 boys and 1043 girls) in the five largest provinces (Tehran, Khorasan-e-Razavi, Fars, Isfahan and East-Azarbayjan). The clinical sample including 73 outpatient samples with age range 14-18, whom all had diagnosed in axes I or II bases on DSM-IV-TR criteria, and clinical interview by schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia for school age children. The MANOVA and receiver operating characteristic curve analysis statistics were applied for data analysis. Â Results: There were significant difference between normal and clinical groups based on validity scales; variable response inconsistency, true response inconsistency, infrequency, infrequency 1, infrequency 2, lie, Kclinical scales; hypochondriasis, depression, hysteria, psychopathic deviate, masculinity/femininity, paranoia, psychoasthenia, schizophrenia, hypomania, social introversion, life event scale (P<0.01). The receiver operating characteristic curve analysis was run to determine optimum cut points to discrimination of clinical and normal subjects. Â Conclusion: According to the findings, discriminate validity of validity and clinical scales of MMPI-A, and LES in both normal and clinical groups was satisfied. The T score equal to 65 had satisfied sensitivity and specify for diagnose in both group. The clinical application of MMPI-A was acceptable in Iranian community and can serve as a tool for clinical evaluation and screening.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 17:35
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 17:35
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4343

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