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Journal of Experimental Psychopathology
 Volume 3, Issue 5, 825-834, 2012
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Clinical Utility of the Personal Problems Questionnaire (PPQ) in the Assessment of Non-credible Complaints

Authors
M.D. van den Broek(a), L.Monaci(a) and J.G Smith(b)
(a) Department of Neuropsychology and Clinical Health Psychology,St.George's Hospital Regional Neurosciences Centre, UK.
(b) Section of Mental Health, Division of Population Health Sciences & Education, St George's, University of London, UK.

Volume 3, Issue 5, 2012, Pages 825-834
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5127/jep.024311

Abstract
The utility of a new questionnaire, the Personal Problems Questionnaire (PPQ), designed to assess cognitive, emotional and physical complaints after traumatic brain injuries, pain, and other acquired conditions, was evaluated. The PPQ comprises twelve Clinical subscales designed to assess common complaints associated with acquired conditions and three Validity scales to evaluate over-reporting of cognitive, emotional, and physical symptoms. The Clinical subscales were found to be useful in differentiating between patients with acquired brain injuries, controls, and simulators. The Validity scales were also found to have good sensitivity and specificity in detecting simulated complaints. The PPQ shows promise in assessing disabilities and over-reporting.

Table of Contents
Introduction
Method
Design
Participants
Personal Problems Questionnaire (PPQ)
Procedure
Data analysis
Results
Discussion
References

Correspondence to
M.D.van den Broek, Department of Neuropsychology and Clinical Health Psychology, St.George's Hospital Regional Neurosciences Centre, Blackshaw Road, London, SW17 0QT, UK.

Keywords
Symptom validity; non-credible complaints

Dates
Received 14 Sep 2011; Revised 23 May 2012; Accepted 25 May 2012; In Press 5 Dec 2012







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