Title

The Associations Between the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form and Self-Reported Physical and Sexual Abuse and Posttraumatic Symptoms in a Sample of Incarcerated Women

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-4-2016

School

Psychology

Abstract

This study examined the impact of posttraumatic symptoms and self-reported abuse on the MMPI-2-RF among female inmates (N = 212). Posttraumatic symptoms were related to demoralization and internalizing dysfunction. MMPI-2-RF scales related to behavioral and externalizing problems, conduct problems, anxiety, anger, fear, guilt, unusual beliefs, somatic complaints, ineffectiveness, stress, family problems, and social isolation were associated with posttraumatic symptoms and abuse. Findings indicate that the MMPI-2-RF has utility for examining the impact of abuse and posttraumatic symptoms in incarcerated women. Using a standardized instrument to examine the effects of trauma provides useful information for treatment management and planning.

Publication Title

International Journal of Forensic Mental Health

Volume

15

Issue

4

First Page

323

Last Page

332

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