The MMPI-2: a contemporary normative study of midwestern family medicine outpatients

Published: June 6, 2008
Category: Bibliography > Papers
Authors: Agerter DC, Benson JT, Colligan RC, Malinchoc M, O'Byrne MM, Offord KP, Rasmussen NH
Countries: United States
Language: null
Types: Care Management
Settings: Hospital

J Clin Psychol Med Settings 15:98-119.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

For more than 60 years it has been known that profiles from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), obtained from medical patients, are elevated when scores are plotted using general population norms. These elevations have been most apparent on the neurotic triad (NTd), the first 3 clinical scales on the MMPI profile. More than 45 years have passed since a nonreferred, normative sample of MMPIs was established from 50,000 consecutive medical outpatients. We present comparable but contemporary normative data for the revised MMPI (MMPI-2) based on a nonreferred sample of 1,243 family medicine outpatients (590 women; 653 men). As true for the original MMPI, contemporary medical outpatients have profiles that are significantly different, clinically and statistically, from the general population norms for the MMPI-2. This is particularly evident in elevations on the NTd. New normative tables of uniform medical T (UMT) scores were developed following the procedures used to create the uniform T scores for the MMPI-2. Measures of internal consistency are reported; test-retest reliability was established over a mean of 3.7 weeks, and results characterizing the stability of the validity and clinical scales are presented.

PMID: 19104974

Process Measures,Practice Patterns Comparison,Targeted Program,United States,Adolescent,Adult,Age Distribution,Aged,80 and over,Middle Aged,Midwestern United States,Psychometric/methods,Psychometric/statistics & numerical data,Reference Standards,Reproducibility of Results,Sex Distribution,Young Adult

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