Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is frequently associated with neuropsychiatric abnormalities. The aim of our study was to discriminate between psychosomatic disturbances and MS physically-related symptoms using the Harris-Lingoes subscales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). Forty-six MS out-patients (35 females; mean age = 44.5); and 82 healthy volunteers (62 females; mean age = 46.5) were evaluated with MMPI-2 questionnaire. The frequency distribution of MMPI-2 clinical scales with high scores (> = 65) and the related Harris-Lingoes subscales were analyzed for both MS patients and healthy control subjects. Data analysis showed elevated scores in 47.8% of the patients mainly on MMPI-2 clinical scales 1, 2, and 3. The Harris-Lingoes subscales analysis allowed us to isolate and identify physical symptoms contributing to elevation of MMPI-2 clinical scales, reduce the occurrence of false positives (MMPI-2 clinical scales elevations mainly due to MS physical disability) and provide a more detailed description of psycho-emotional symptoms of MS patients. In conclusion, our study shows the utility of Harris-Lingoes subscales analysis when MMPI-2 is used for psychological assessment of MS patients.

Incerti, C., Argento, O., Pisani, V., Magistrale, G., Sabatello, U., Caltagirone, C., et al. (2017). A more in-depth interpretation of MMPI-2 in MS patients by using Harris and Lingoes subscales. APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. ADULT, 24(5), 439-445 [10.1080/23279095.2016.1197128].

A more in-depth interpretation of MMPI-2 in MS patients by using Harris and Lingoes subscales

CALTAGIRONE, CARLO;NOCENTINI, UGO
2017

Abstract

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is frequently associated with neuropsychiatric abnormalities. The aim of our study was to discriminate between psychosomatic disturbances and MS physically-related symptoms using the Harris-Lingoes subscales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2). Forty-six MS out-patients (35 females; mean age = 44.5); and 82 healthy volunteers (62 females; mean age = 46.5) were evaluated with MMPI-2 questionnaire. The frequency distribution of MMPI-2 clinical scales with high scores (> = 65) and the related Harris-Lingoes subscales were analyzed for both MS patients and healthy control subjects. Data analysis showed elevated scores in 47.8% of the patients mainly on MMPI-2 clinical scales 1, 2, and 3. The Harris-Lingoes subscales analysis allowed us to isolate and identify physical symptoms contributing to elevation of MMPI-2 clinical scales, reduce the occurrence of false positives (MMPI-2 clinical scales elevations mainly due to MS physical disability) and provide a more detailed description of psycho-emotional symptoms of MS patients. In conclusion, our study shows the utility of Harris-Lingoes subscales analysis when MMPI-2 is used for psychological assessment of MS patients.
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Settore MED/26 - Neurologia
English
Depression; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2; multiple sclerosis; psychological evaluation
Incerti, C., Argento, O., Pisani, V., Magistrale, G., Sabatello, U., Caltagirone, C., et al. (2017). A more in-depth interpretation of MMPI-2 in MS patients by using Harris and Lingoes subscales. APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. ADULT, 24(5), 439-445 [10.1080/23279095.2016.1197128].
Incerti, C; Argento, O; Pisani, V; Magistrale, G; Sabatello, U; Caltagirone, C; Nocentini, U
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