Another look at paradoxical severity effects in head injury with the Personality Assessment Inventory.

@article{Kurtz2007AnotherLA,
  title={Another look at paradoxical severity effects in head injury with the Personality Assessment Inventory.},
  author={John E. Kurtz and Stephanie E. Shealy and Steven H. Putnam},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={
          66-73
        }
}
Previous investigations of psychiatric symptomatology after head injury using the MMPI-2 (Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989) have consistently revealed greater Basic scale elevations in mild injuries versus more severe injuries. In this study, we tested this pattern of paradoxical severity effects using the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI; Morey, 1991). We gathered PAI and MMPI-2 data from 34 patients with moderate-to-severe head injuries and from 52 patients with mild… CONTINUE READING

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