Examining MMPI-2 F-family scales in PTSD-diagnosed veterans of operation enduring freedom and operation Iraqi freedom

Hector A. Garcia, C. Laurel Franklin, Jessica Chambliss

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Abstract

Our study examined Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) F-family validity scales (F, Fb, F-K, Fp) in treatment-seeking veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to Operation Enduring or Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF). Seventy-nine percent of veterans had F T scores over 65, 54% elevated F over 80 T; and 71% elevated Fb above 65 or 80. Fewer veterans elevated F-K (>13; 22%) and Fp (>100 T; 5%). Differences emerged between veterans with and without elevated (>65 T) F scores on F-family validity scales, clinical scales, and self-report measures of psychopathology. Elevations for F-family validity scales at various cut points are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-129
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • MMPI-2
  • OEF/OIF
  • PTSD
  • veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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