Incremental validity of the SCT-75 sentence completion test for assessing misrepresentation by personal injury claimants

Richard I. Lanyon, Eugene R. Almer

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Abstract

The SCT-75 is a structured sentence completion test containing scales to assess three aspects of misrepresentation during psychological/psychiatric evaluation in a personal injury context: injury enhancement, angry life-difficulty exaggeration, and virtue enhancement. The present study evaluated the ability of these scales to add incremental validity beyond what could be obtained from relevant scales of the MMPI-2. Criteria to be predicted included total number of prescribed medications, involvement in litigation, and admission/denial of present and past substance abuse. As expected, inclusion of the SCT-75 scales resulted in improved correlations for one or more criterion variables.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-67
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Psychiatry
Volume29
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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