MMPI-2-RF : clinical utility with a traumatic brain injury population

dc.contributor.advisorMcCarthy, Christopher J.en
dc.contributor.advisorMercer, Walt N.en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBorich, Garyen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSherry, Alissaen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChilds, Helenen
dc.creatorMarkle, Minda Marleneen 2012en
dc.description.abstractThe 567-item MMPI-2 is the most widely used personality measure; it requires a sixth-grade reading level, takes 60-90 minutes to administer, and reports robust psychometrics. However, traumatic brain injury (TBI) sequelae can cause cognitive deficits that affect test-taking abilities and item endorsement during differential diagnoses of neurological and personality factors. Therefore, this study examined the clinical utility of the shortened 338-item MMPI-2-RF inventory with a post-acute TBI population as a practical alternative. The MMPI-2-RF requires a fifth-grade reading level and takes 35-50 minutes to administer. The MMPI-2-RF also includes revised versions of the MMPI-2 Validity Scales and new substantive scales that may better psychometrically account for personality in TBI sequelae, such the Somatic/Cognitive Scales. This study conducted an incremental validity analysis of the MMPI-2-RF with a non-litigating, post-acute care TBI population in Central Texas. The goal of the study was to explore the measure’s performance, or its ability to capture functional dimensions in a TBI sample. More specifically, the study examined the construct validity of MMPI-2 to MMPI-2-RF Validity and Restructured Clinical Scales, and criterion validity for the Somatic/Cognitive Scales with neuropsychological and neurobehavioral functioning measures. An archival neuropsychological database (N = 60) was analyzed of patients who participated in TBI rehabilitation treatment at a Central Texas hospital. MMPI-2-RF profiles were retrospectively scored with MMPI-2 archival data. Statistical analysis between MMPI-2 to MMPI-2-RF Validity and Restructured Clinical Scales was conducted. MMPI-2-RF Somatic/Cognitive Scales and criterion measures of Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th Edition (WAIS-IV), The Weschler Memory Scales, 4th Edition (WMS-IV), The Booklet Category Test, 2nd Edition (BCT), and the Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory (NFI) were examined. Patient demographics and measurement qualities were reported with the sample.en
dc.description.departmentEducational Psychology
dc.subjectTraumatic brain injuryen
dc.titleMMPI-2-RF : clinical utility with a traumatic brain injury populationen
dc.type.genrethesisen Psychologyen Psychologyen of Texas at Austinen of Philosophyen

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