MMPI-2 Profiles of Women With Eating Disorders in a Dutch Day Treatment Sample
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SourceJournal of Personality Assessment, 88, 2, (2007), pp. 178-186
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SW OZ BSI KLP
Journal of Personality Assessment
SubjectExperimental Psychopathology and Treatment
In this study, we examined the MMPI–2 (Butcher, Dahlstrom, Graham, Tellegen, & Kaemmer, 1989) profiles of 324 Dutch patients with eating disorders at an eating disorder day treatment program.We studied the MMPI–2 profiles in 5 diagnostic eating disorder groups.All diagnostic subgroups showed high mean elevations of the T scores on the same 6 or 7 scales. Remarkable similarities existed between the mean profile configurations. The MMPI–2 distinguished especially in that patients with restricting anorexia nervosa scored lower on one Validity scale (F), two Clinical scales (1 and 2) and several Supplementary and Content scales of the MMPI–2 compared to the other groups. Only on the validity Scale L did they score higher. The MMPI–2 also distinguished patients with the bulimia nervosa purging type who scored higher on Scale 9 and different on several Content and Supplementary scales.We discuss results with regard to other studies of MMPI (Hathaway & McKinley, 1983) and MMPI–2 profiles of women with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorder not otherwise specified in inpatient and outpatient settings.
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