Detection of malingering: validation of the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS).

@article{Smith1997DetectionOM,
  title={Detection of malingering: validation of the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS).},
  author={Glenn P Smith and Gary K. Burger},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          183-9
        }
}
This article discusses the development and validation of a paper and pencil screening measure, the Structured inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS), designed to detect malingering. Test items were constructed from a combination of revised validity questions from existing instruments and characteristics of malingerers noted by existing research. Items were organized on one of five subscales by experienced clinical psychologists. College students (N = 476) were assigned to one of seven… CONTINUE READING
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