Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Science (MS)
Dustin B. Wygant
The present study investigated the utility of the MMPI-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF) over-reporting scales (F-r, Fp-r, Fs, and FBS-r) and the Response Bias Scale (RBS) to detect symptom exaggeration among litigants claiming chronic pain. Utilizing the Bianchini et al. (2005) multi-method criteria for Malingered Pain Related Disability (MPRD), patients were classified along a continuum ranging from incentive only to definite malingering. Malingering classification was found to have a significant effect on MMPI-2-RF over-reporting scales, particularly the RBS, Infrequent Symptoms Scale (F-r), and Infrequent Somatic Responses scale (Fs), which supports the use of the MMPI-2-RF in forensic disability evaluations.
Copyright 2011 Jaime L. Anderson
Anderson, Jaime L., "A Multi-Method Assessment Approach to the Detection of Malingered Pain: Association with the MMPI-2 Restructured Form" (2011). Online Theses and Dissertations. 19.