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Improving the Ability of the MMPI-2-RF to Discriminate between Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures and Epileptic Seizures


Abstract The use of bias indicators in psychological measurement has been contentious, with some researchers questioning whether they actually suppress or moderate the ability of substantive psychological indictors to discriminate (McGrath, Mitchell, Kim, & Hough, 2010). Bias indicators on the MMPI-2-RF (F-r, Fs, FBS-r, K-r, and L-r) were tested for suppression or moderation of the ability of the RC1 and NUC scales to discriminate between Epileptic Seizures (ES) and Non-epileptic Seizures (NES, a conversion disorder that is often misdiagnosed as ES). RC1 and NUC had previously been found to be the best scales on the MMPI-2-RF to differentiate between ES and NES, with optimal cut scores occurring at a cut score of 65 for RC1 (classification rate ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Wershba, Rebecca Eve (Author) / Lanyon, Richard I (Advisor) / Barrera, Manuel (Committee member) / Karoly, Paul (Committee member) / Millsap, Roger E (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Statistics / Clinical psychology / assessment / epilepsy / MMPI-2-RF / moderation / non-epileptic seizures / suppression
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 96 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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