Changes in MMPI profile levels of chronic low back pain patients following successful treatment

D. Barnes, Robert Joseph Gatchel, T. G. Mayer, J. Barnett

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Abstract

The present study evaluated changes in the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) profile levels of chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients following successful treatment for their disability. A total of 69 patients were evaluated at admission and 6 months after completing the treatment program. Results demonstrated significant decreases of the Hysteria, Depression, and Hypochondriasis scales toward normal ranges at the 6-month evaluation. These results indicate that MMPI profile levels of CLBP patients are significantly reduced to normal ranges following successful treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders
Volume3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1990

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Barnes, D., Gatchel, R. J., Mayer, T. G., & Barnett, J. (1990). Changes in MMPI profile levels of chronic low back pain patients following successful treatment. Journal of Spinal Disorders, 3(4), 353-355.