Concurrent validity of the Multidimensional Health Profile-Health Functioning Scales (MHP-H) in the pre-operative assessment of applicants for gastric bypass surgery

Richard I. Lanyon, Barbara M. Maxwell, Paul Karoly, Linda S. Ruehlman

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Abstract

The concurrent validity of a brief screening test, the Multidimensional Health Profile-Health Functioning (MHP-H) was examined in conjunction with a much more lengthy pre-operative assessment procedure in 449 applicants for gastric bypass surgery (GBS). The MHP-H is a 69-item screening inventory that assesses five areas of health functioning: Adult Health History, Health Habits, Health Care Utilization, Health Beliefs and Attitudes, and Response to Illness. The more lengthy procedure included a comprehensive 273-item structured interview plus the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), Basic Personality Inventory (BPI), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The MHP-H showed significant correspondence with the more comprehensive assessment on measures of potential relevance to outcome in GBS, supporting the use of the MHP-H as a low-cost alternative to the more extensive procedure. The utility of the MHP-Psychosocial Functioning (MHP-P), a companion instrument to the MHP-H, was demonstrated in an earlier study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-49
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Health psychology assessment
  • Multidimensional Health Profile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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