Full Scale Intelligence Quotient Analysis
Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI)
The VCI measures one’s verbal abilities, specifically regarding word knowledge, concept formation, and fund of information. Analysis of performance on verbal comprehension …show more content…
The PRI was the patient’s lowest score, and analysis revealed that her abilities fell within the low average range (PRI = 88), comparable to same-aged peers. Specifically, Mrs. Smith scored below average on the Block Design subtest, indicating difficulties analyzing and synthesizing abstract visual stimuli. Working Memory Index (WMI)
The WMI reflects a person’s ability to concentrate, sustain attention, and exert mental control. The patient’s score on the WMI revealed her abilities related to working memory fell within the average range (WMI=95), comparable to same-aged peers. Specifically, Mrs. Smith scored below average on the Arithmetic subtest indicating difficulties with mental manipulation, concentration, attention, short and long-term memory, and numerical reasoning. Processing Speed Index …show more content…
Smith’s scores on the Variable Response Inconsistency scale and the True Response Inconsistency were within normal limits, indicating her responses were consistent and not fixed. Ms. Smith’s score on the Infrequency scale was within normal limits indicating she did not intentionally exaggerate her symptoms. Mrs. Smith’s score was 0 on the Cannot Say scale indicating she answered all questions. The Defensiveness (K) scale is used to detect defensiveness, and to utilize this information to correct scores on certain scales. Mrs. Smith’s score on the K scale indicated she answered somewhat defensively; however, the profile was determined to be valid and interpretable. The results were interpreted with caution in light of all other available data. MMPI-2 Significant Findings
Mrs. Smith’s profile revealed no significant elevations on any of the clinical scales. Her score on the Masculinity-Femininity (Mf) scale was slightly elevated; however, it was not elevated enough to be deemed clinically significant. Females with elevations on the Mf scale may be more competitive than most women in areas of sport, work, and hobbies. All other clinical scale scores were found to be within normal limits.