Use of biographical and case history data in the assessment of malingering during
examination for disability.
R. I. Lanyon, E. R. Almer and P. J. Curran,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
21(4): 495-503, 1993.
This study examine the relationship of biographical and case history data thought to be associated
with malingering to known indices of malingering based on MMPI and sentence-completion test
data. Subjects were 65 patients who had undergone formal psychiatric evaluations in connection with
ongoing litigation over injury-related disability. Biographical/case history data were reduced to six
factors, which were correlated with six MMPI and five sentence completion test variables. Of the
66 correlations, 24 were significant, supporting the relevance of biographical and case history data
in assessing malingering under these circumstances.