Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic

  • Dawn H. HuberEmail author
  • Paul T. Korte
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9256




The Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic (MBMD), the successor to the Millon Behavioral Health inventory (MBHI), is a 165-true/false-item multidimensional self-report inventory for use with patients ages 18–85 in clinical and rehabilitation settings. The MBMD is designed to assess psychosocial assets and liabilities that may impact medical treatment for chronically ill patients.

The MBMD is available in both English and Spanish and is intended for use with individuals with at least a sixth grade reading level. Administration requires approximately 20–25 min and can be completed using a pencil-and-paper format (with or without audio support) or via computer using desktop software or web-based administration. Scoring options include manual scoring, as well as Q-global™ web-based, Q-Local™ software, fax-in, or mail-in scoring. Reporting options include a Profile Report, as well as Interpretative Reports for General Medical, Bariatric, and Pain populations....

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health PsychologyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ HospitalColumbiaUSA