ERIC Number: EJ343462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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Hysteria Scale Elevations in Low Back Pain Patients: A Risk Factor for Misdiagnosis?
Prokop, Charles K.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v54 n4 p558-62 Aug 1986
Examined the nature of elevations on the Hysteria scale of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory in low back pain patients. Subscales reflecting somatic complaints were more powerful predictors of diagnostic status than were subscales with nonsomatic content. Overlapping and nonoverlapping items on the Hysteria and Hypochondriasis scales contributed to discrimination between patients and controls. (Author/ABB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory