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.
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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.