The development of an MMPI alexithymia scale.

  title={The development of an MMPI alexithymia scale.},
  author={J H Kleiger and Robert A. Kinsman},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  volume={34 1},
A 22-item MMPI alexithymia scale was derived from the Beth Israel Psychosomatic Questionnaire (BIQ). The new MMPI scale yields an 82% hit rate when predicting to BIQ alexithymia scores and has been shown to have impressive stability over time. The new scale should provide a rapid, standardized means of assessing alexithymia in a variety of populations.