Analysis of the Clinical Assessment of Attention Deficit-Adult in Comparison to the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 Restructured Form in an Adult Psychoeducational Clinic
Keywords:ADHD, malingering, CAT-A, MMPI-2-RF
AbstractPast research has found that the Clinical Assessment of Attention Deficit-Adult may be useful for aiding in correctly identifying ADHD (Marshal et al. 2010). However, these studies did not utilize other well-known self-report tests as a comparative measure to examine the suitability of the CAT-A validity scales in detecting malingering. The present study examines the utility of the CAT-A validity scales in comparison to the RBS, F-r, and Fp-r validity scales of the MMPI-2-RF. An ar-chival study design with 105 patients was utilized. Results showed that the rate of agreement be-tween the CAT-A and the MMPI-2-RF validity scales were only moderate and not significantly related. However, the CAT-A is a useful tool for assessing cognitive symptom reporting. Findings from this study also supplement those of other studies in that there is a present need for more re-search examining the validity scales of the CAT-A as well as other self-report measures.
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