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2012 May 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Developing Continuous Variable Composites for Rorschach Measures of Thought Problems, Vigilance, and Suicide Risk.

Abstract

Using a multiple regression approach with a large developmental sample (N = 460) of Rorschach protocols from psychiatric, forensic, and nonclinical control groups, the authors created continuous multivariable Composite scores corresponding to the Comprehensive System (CS) Perceptual-Thinking Index, Hypervigilance Index, and Suicide Constellation. Within a validation sample (N = 230), these three new scores, called the Thought and Perception Composite, Vigilance Composite, and Suicide Concern Composite were strongly associated with the three original CS Indices. Additional analyses suggest that the new Composite scores were more reliable than and at least as valid as the original Indices. Interpretive guidelines are offered.




PMID:


22619393


[PubMed - as supplied by publisher] 


Tags: neuroimaging
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