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Identification of random responders on MMPI protocols.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6620106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In clinical practice, indicators of random or irrelevant responses on MMPI protocols are typically not examined, and, if obtained, assumed to be the result of either gross psychopathology or attempts to malinger. A sample of 40 computer-generated random profiles and 40 profiles of forensic outpatients were compared on validity scales, clinical scales, and scales specially designed to detect randomness (TR index and Carelessness Scale). Results of discriminant analysis indicated differentiating patterns of responses with random profiles generally elevated. Further, the accuracy of several clinical decisions rules were evaluated. The "F greater than 80 and TR greater than 4" rule was found to have the greatest clinical utility at correctly classifying random responders.
R Rogers; R Dolmetsch; J L Cavanaugh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Malingering / diagnosis
Mental Disorders / diagnosis

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