Empirical correlates of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) scales in psychiatric inpatients

Paul A. Arbisi, Martin Sellbom, Yossef S. Ben-Porath

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Abstract

We identified empirical correlates of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) scales in 1,872 male and 498 female psychiatric inpatients drawn from 2 large tertiary care medical centers. We generated clinical criteria from a systematic review of the patients' intake and discharge medical records. We report zero order correlations between RC scales and clinical criteria and relative risk ratios for dichotomous variables. We found the RC scales to be correlated with conceptually relevant criteria such that for each scale, we identified significant increases in the risk for a variety of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems among individuals whose T score exceed 64.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by a grant from the University of Minnesota Press, publisher of the MMPI–2. Portions of these findings were presented at the Mid-winter meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment in Chicago in March 2005.

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