Short-and long-term psychological status following stroke short form MMPI results

C. M. Cullum, E. D. Bigler

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Indices of self-reported depression and psychological adjustment after stroke were evaluated using a short form of the MMPI. Patients with poststroke periods of 2 to 6 and 7 to 24 months were selected, and indices of general intellectual functioning and lesion size/ location were obtained. Despite similar levels of intellectual functioning and lesion parameters, the longer duration group showed significantly higher depression scores and significant (T > 70) elevations on several other clinical scales of the MMPI. In contrast, the mean overall profile of the short-duration group was roughly within normal limits. These findings have implications for the clinical assessment psychological adjustment after stroke. treatment of stroke patients and long-term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-278
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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