Evaluation of potential kidney donors with the personality assessment inventory: Normative data for a unique population

Duane F. Hurst, Dona E.C. Locke, David Osborne

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Abstract

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 selfreport measures such as the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). We evaluated a prospective sample of 434 kidney donor candidates with development of normative Tscores 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-194
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Kidney donors
  • Normative data
  • PAI
  • Personality assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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