Verbal Comprehension Index (FSIQ)

The composite full scale intelligence quotient (FSIQ) is a global representation of the individual’s functioning, the index scores represent their ability on a specific grouping of tasks, and the subtests scores indicate their ability within the specific cognitive functions. The patient’s FSIQ measured in the average range (FSIQ = 97) on the WAIS-IV. There was significant scatter among index scores most likely caused by Mrs. Smith’s difficulties concentrating and sustaining attention; therefore, the FSIQ should be interpreted with caution.

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
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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
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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.


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