MMPI-2 profiles of patients with intractable epilepsy

Tricia Z. King, E. B. Fennell, R. Bauer, B. Crosson, D. Dede, J. L. Riley, M. E. Robinson, B. Uthman, R. Gilmore, S. N. Roper

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Abstract

MMPI-2 profiles of 93 presurgical intractable epilepsy patients were examined using Ward's method of cluster analysis. Three clusters were identified. The means of each cluster suggest that 45% of the sample had minimal psychological complaints, 30% presented with generalized clinical elevations, and 25% of the patients had profiles of intermediate elevations with a tendency to emphasize somatic complaints and/or depression. Gender, age of seizure onset, and seizure laterality were not found to be uniquely associated with the cluster profiles. Further examination of correlates of group membership is warranted to provide information for treatment planning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-593
Number of pages11
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cluster analysis
  • Epilepsy
  • MMPI-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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