Evaluation of Potential Kidney Donors with the Personality Assessment Inventory: Normative Data for a Unique Population

Division of Psychology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA.
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings (Impact Factor: 1.49). 09/2010; 17(3):183-94. DOI: 10.1007/s10880-010-9199-y
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Many transplant centers require personality assessment and/or psychiatric clearance prior to allowing an individual to donate a kidney. This is a unique cohort for personality assessment, and there is no normative information available for this population on standardized self-report measures such as the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). We evaluated a prospective sample of 434 kidney donor candidates with development of normative T-scores relevant to this specific comparison group. Compared to the original normative group from the PAI manual, potential kidney donors are 5-7 T-score points above the mean on PIM, RXR, DOM, and WRM and 4-6 points below the mean on the majority of the remaining scales. Raw score/T score conversion tables are provided. The normative data provided here is meant to supplement the original normative information and aid psychologists in evaluation of this unique medical population.

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