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Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 197–205 | Cite as

Examination of the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) Scales in a Sample of Bariatric Surgery Candidates

  • Dustin B. Wygant
  • Lana I. Boutacoff
  • Paul A. Arbisi
  • Yossef S. Ben-Porath
  • Peter H. Kelly
  • William M. Rupp
Article

Abstract

The current study examined the MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) scales (Tellegen et al., MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical (RC) scales: Development, validation, and interpretation. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003) in a sample of 1,091 bariatric surgery candidates. The RC scales were developed to address concerns about limited discriminant validity of the Clinical scales. Internal consistency and external validity analyses were conducted to evaluate the RC scales in this setting. Results indicated that the RC scales are generally more internally consistent than the Clinical scales and display significantly better convergent and discriminant validity in predicting a variety of behavioral, psychological, and developmental variables relevant to preoperative bariatric psychological evaluations. Implications of the results and recommendations for future research with the RC scales in medical settings are discussed.

Keywords

MMPI-2 Restructured Clinical RC scales Bariatric Psychological evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dustin B. Wygant
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lana I. Boutacoff
    • 3
  • Paul A. Arbisi
    • 4
  • Yossef S. Ben-Porath
    • 1
  • Peter H. Kelly
    • 5
  • William M. Rupp
    • 5
  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA
  2. 2.Summit Psychological Associates, Inc.AkronUSA
  3. 3.St. PaulUSA
  4. 4.Minneapolis VA Medical Center University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  5. 5.St. Paul Surgeon’s Ltd.St. PaulUSA

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