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Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic

(MBMD)

Assessment of psychosocial factors that may support or interfere with a chronically ill patient's course of medical treatment.

Age range:
18 - 85
Reading Level:
6th Grade
Publication date:
2001
Qualification level:
C
Completion time:
20–25 minutes (165 true/false items)
Administration:
Paper-and-pencil, CD or computer administration
Scores/Interpretation:

General medical norms based on 700 patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, Bariatric-specific norms based on more than 700 bariatric surgery candidates nationwide, and the Pain Patient norms are based on 1200 patients in the United Stated being treated for issues involving chronic pain.

Scoring options:
Q-global™ web based, Q Local™ Software, Manual Scoring, or Mail-in Scoring
Report Options:
Interpretive (with Healthcare Provider Summary), and Profile Reports
Other languages:
Spanish

Pricing & Ordering

  • MBMD Manual - Print

    51940

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $68.75

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Manual - Digital

    0150300484

    Once ordered, the digital manual is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $42.10

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Manual - Print and Digital

    51340

    Includes print version and Q-global digital version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $68.75

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Q-global Bariatric Profile Report

    63501

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $23.85

    Qualification Level C

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    5-49 $22.05
    50-99 $21.45
    100-249 $20.85
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  • MBMD Q-global General Medical Profile Report

    63503

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $23.85

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    5-49 $22.05
    50-99 $21.45
    100-249 $20.85
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  • MBMD Q-global Pain Patient Interpretive Report

    63504

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $37.95

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $37.95
    5-49 $35.10
    50-99 $34.15
    100-249 $33.20
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  • MBMD Q-global Pain Patient Profile Report

    63505

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $23.85

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    5-49 $22.05
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  • MBMD Q-global General Medical Interpretive Report

    63502

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $34.35

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $34.35
    5-49 $31.75
    50-99 $30.90
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  • MBMD Q-global Bariatric Interpretive Report

    63500

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $35.90

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $35.90
    5-49 $33.20
    50-99 $32.30
    100-249 $31.40
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  • MBMD Q-global Bariatric Report Starter Kit

    63506

    Includes MBMD Manual, MBMD Bariatric Supplement, 3 answer sheets with test items, and 3 Q-global administrations

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $154.00

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Bariatric Manual Supplement - Digital

    0150300611

    Once ordered, the digital manual is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $10.40

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Bariatric Manual Supplement - Print and Digital

    52062

    Includes print version and Q-global digital version of the manual

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    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Bariatric Manual Supplement - Print

    52010

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Q-global Pain Patient Report Starter Kit

    63507

    Includes MBMD Manual, MBMD Pain Patient Supplement, 3 answer sheets with test items, and 2 Q-global administrations

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $159.00

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Pain Patient Manual Supplement - Print

    52020

    Print version of the manual

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    Price: $16.50

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  • MBMD Pain Patient Manual Supplement - Digital

    0150300522

    Once ordered, the digital manual is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $10.40

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Pain Patient Manual Supplement - Print and Digital

    52063

    Includes print version and Q-global digital version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

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  • MBMD Manual - Print

    51940

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $68.75

    Qualification Level C

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  • Q Local/MBMD Answer Sheets

    52018

    Pkg of 25. Test items included.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $31.00

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $31.00
    5-24 $29.75
    25-74 $29.25
    75+ $28.75

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  • Spanish Q Local / MBMD Answer Sheets

    52019

    Pkg of 25. Test items included

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $31.00

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $31.00
    5-24 $29.75
    25-74 $29.25
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  • MBMD Audio CD

    52003

    (administration time: 45 min.)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • Spanish MBMD Audio CD

    52002

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Bariatric Manual Supplement - Print

    52010

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • Q Local/MBMD Bariatric Profile Reports - (Price per administration)

    52052

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $23.85

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $23.85
    5-49 $22.05
    50-99 $21.45
    100-249 $20.85
    250+ $20.25

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    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • Q Local/MBMD Bariatric Interpretive Reports

    52053

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $35.90

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $35.90
    5-49 $33.20
    50-99 $32.30
    100-249 $31.40
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    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • Q Local/MBMD General Medical Profile Reports - (Price per administration)

    52050

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $23.85

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $23.85
    5-49 $22.05
    50-99 $21.45
    100-249 $20.85
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    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • Q Local/MBMD General Medical Interpretive Reports

    52051

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $34.35

    Qualification Level C

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    1-4 $34.35
    5-49 $31.75
    50-99 $30.90
    100-249 $30.05
    250+ $29.20

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    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • MBMD Pain Patient Manual Supplement - Print

    52020

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • Q Local/MBMD Pain Patient Profile Reports - (Price per administration)

    52054

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $23.85

    Qualification Level C

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $23.85
    5-49 $22.05
    50-99 $21.45
    100-249 $20.85
    250+ $20.25

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    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • Q Local/MBMD Pain Patient Interpretive Reports

    52055

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $37.95

    Qualification Level C

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $37.95
    5-49 $35.10
    50-99 $34.15
    100-249 $33.20
    250+ $32.25

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    Q Local software, report, administrations can only be ordered via the Q Local software or by phone at 866-627-7271. Find out more about ordering via the software by clicking here.

  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Reorder Kit

    00995

    Includes 50 answer sheets, 50 worksheets and 50 profile forms (General Medical/Bariatric)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $206.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Starter Kit

    00996

    Includes MBMD manual, manual-scoring user's guide, 50 answer sheets, 50 worksheets, and 50 profile forms (General Medical/Bariatric), 10 soft cover test booklets, and answer keys.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $428.25

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring User's Guide

    51937

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $19.00

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  • MBMD Manual - Print

    51940

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $68.75

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Test Booklets

    51931

    Pkg of 10

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $39.00

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  • Spanish MBMD test booklet

    51932

    Sold individually

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $7.00

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Answer Sheets

    51933

    Pkg of 50

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $70.00

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Worksheets

    51934

    Pkg of 50

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    Price: $70.00

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Profile Sheets (General Medical/Bariatric)

    51935

    Pkg of 50

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    Price: $70.00

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Answer Keys

    51936

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $174.75

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  • MBMD Audio CD

    52003

    (administration time: 45 min.)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • Spanish MBMD Audio CD

    52002

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Bariatric Manual Supplement - Print

    52010

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Pain Patient Manual Supplement - Print

    52020

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Manual-Scoring Profile Sheets (Pain)

    52060

    Pkg of 50

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $70.00

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  • MBMD Manual - Print

    51940

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $68.75

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Mail-In Profile Reports

    52015

    Includes answer sheet and scoring. Test items included.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $30.00

    Qualification Level C

    Tiered pricing discounts
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    1-4 $30.00
    5-49 $27.75
    50-99 $27.00
    100+ $26.25

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  • MBMD Audio CD

    52003

    (administration time: 45 min.)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • Spanish MBMD Audio CD

    52002

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Bariatric Manual Supplement - Print

    52010

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Mail-In Bariatric Interpretive Reports

    52031

    Includes answer sheet and scoring. Test items included.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $43.50

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    1-4 $43.50
    5-49 $40.24
    50-99 $39.15
    100+ $38.06

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  • MBMD Mail-In General Medical Interpretive Reports

    52030

    Includes answer sheet and scoring. Test items included.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $41.75

    Qualification Level C

    Tiered pricing discounts
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    1-4 $41.75
    5-49 $38.62
    50-99 $37.58
    100+ $36.53

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  • MBMD Pain Patient Manual Supplement - Print

    52020

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Mail-In Pain Patient Interpretive Reports

    52032

    Includes answer sheet and scoring. Test items included.

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $45.00

    Qualification Level C

    Tiered pricing discounts
    Quantity Price each
    1-4 $45.00
    5-49 $41.63
    50-99 $40.50
    100+ $39.38

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  • MBMD Manual - Print

    51940

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $68.75

    Qualification Level C

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    In stock

  • MBMD Audio CD

    52003

    (administration time: 45 min.)

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • Spanish MBMD Audio CD

    52002

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $67.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Fax-In Starter Kit with Bariatric Reports

    51999

    Includes the MBMD manual, the Bariatric manual supplement and 10 pre-paid bariatric fax-in answer sheets

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $423.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Bariatric Manual Supplement - Print

    52010

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Pre-paid Bariatric Interpretive Fax-In Answer Sheets

    52041

    Includes answer sheets with test items and fax-in scoring service for one report

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $43.50

    Qualification Level C

    Tiered pricing discounts
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    1-49 $43.50
    50-99 $40.24
    100+ $39.15

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  • MBMD Pre-paid General Medical Interpretive Fax-In Answer Sheets

    52040

    Includes answer sheets with test items and fax-in scoring service for one report

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $41.75

    Qualification Level C

    Tiered pricing discounts
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    1-49 $41.75
    50-99 $38.62
    100+ $37.58

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  • MBMD Pain Patient Manual Supplement - Print

    52020

    Print version of the manual

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $16.50

    Qualification Level C

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  • MBMD Pre-paid Pain Patient Interpretive Fax-In Answer Sheets

    52042

    Includes answer sheets with test items and fax-in scoring service for one report

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $45.00

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    1-49 $45.00
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Product Details

MBMD increases the likelihood of positive treatment outcomes and reduce the overall costs of care.

Benefits

  • Identify patients who may have significant psychiatric problems and recommend specific interventions.
  • Pinpoint personal and social assets that may facilitate adjustment to physical limitations or lifestyle changes.
  • Determine whether patients need more communication and support in order to comply with prescribed medical regimens.
  • Structure post-treatment plans and self-care responsibilities in the context of the patient's social network.
  • Help decrease healthcare costs in clinics and hospitals through reduced assessment time, more efficient triage, and decreased complications after major procedures.

Features

Brief yet comprehensive, the MBMD inventory includes three norm groups and 165 items to help gather a range of information that might otherwise require a battery of instruments to obtain.

  • Bariatric norms help determine a candidate’s psychological suitability for surgery, assist patients in making significant lifestyle changes, and prepare medical staff to respond to patients’ likely reactions following surgery.
  • Bariatric norms are based on data collected from 711 prescreened bariatric surgery patients ages 19-68 from across the United States, including 585 females and 126 males with BMIs ranging from 31 to 84.
  • General medical normative sample permits the test’s use to extend into a variety of settings, including sleep disorder centers, cancer treatment centers, cardiac rehabilitation programs, neurological rehabilitation units, military and veterans’ hospitals, primary care facilities and family medicine clinics.
  • General medical norms include a sample of more than 700 patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, including obesity, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, heart problems, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal complaints, gynecological problems, injuries and organ transplants.
  • Chronic pain norms and Pain Patient Reports assist with pre-treatment psychosocial evaluations to help professionals select suitable therapies.
  • Normative sample for the pain patient reports comprises 1,200 patients in the United States who are being treated for issues involving chronic pain.

Scales

View list of scales

Sample Reports

Profile Report: provides a graphic representation of the prevalence scores for all the content scales, plus a rating for the likelihood of a problem with the Response Patterns and Negative Health Habits.

General Medical Interpretive Report: provides a detailed narrative analysis of the patient’s reported strengths and weaknesses, a graphic representation of results and a convenient one-page Healthcare Provider Summary.

One-page Bariatric Summary: categorizes the patient’s information, normed on more than 700 bariatric surgical patients, and provides probabilistic judgments in areas of presurgical intervention, patient behavior, postsurgical outlook, and postsurgical care.

Pain Patient Interpretive Report: includes tailored considerations for clinicians working with pain patients to help serve as a guide in making prudent judgments.

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FAQs

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Test Content

What is the MBMD test designed to do?

Medical researchers and healthcare practitioners understand that psychological and personality factors are major contributors to positive health outcomes. The MBMD test can help identify the main psychosocial factors that can contribute to the recovery from, relapse of, or progression of physical disease. By addressing these factors, behavioral health psychologists can help medical professionals better treat their patients. The results may be improved treatment success and rehabilitation/recovery from disease, as well as reduced medical utilization and contained healthcare costs.

What is the norm group for the MBMD test?

The MBMD test was normed on over 700 medical patients with a variety of medical conditions. The norm group included patients with the following conditions: heart problems, cancer, diabetes, gynecological problems, chronic pain, accident/injury, back pain, headaches, neurological problems, gastrointestinal problems, organ transplants, and HIV/AIDS. Approximately 52% of the sample were female, 60% were Caucasian, 48% were married, and 89% had at least a high school diploma.

Recently, bariatric-specific norms were developed for the MBMD test. Using data from 711 prescreened bariatric surgery patients collected across six geographically diverse settings, a bariatric reporting option was developed to represent this unique medical population. Approximately 82% of this sample were female, 65% were Caucasian, 54% were married, and 89% had at least a high school diploma.

Pain patient-specific norms were released for the MBMD in 2010. All 1,200 pain patients, pulled from diverse settings across the U.S., were given the MBMD; included were patients with a variety of ailments and injuries (back, joints, neck, head) and were being evaluated for treatment. This data helped to develop two reports tailored to help assess individuals in two primary pain patient settings, Presurgical and Nonsurgical. Approximately 54% of this sample were female, 69% were Caucasian, 62% were married, and 46% had at least a high school diploma.

Among several differences between norm groups, bariatric and pain patients tend to be more concerned about illness, more prohibited from doing things, and in more pain than the general medical population. Differences such as these indicate that the average bariatric or pain patient is not only physically different from the general medical population but psychologically different as well, justifying the effort to bring a more specific norm groups to MBMD users.

How is the MBMD test different from the MBHI test?

Like the MBHI, the MBMD test provides information about a patient’s coping style. However, it also provides new scales (stress moderators, treatment prognostics, psychiatric indications, and management guides) and negative health habits and response patterns. Our customer research has shown that medical professionals are most interested in obtaining this type of patient information.

How is the MBMD test different from the BHI™ 2 test?

The BHI 2 test is designed to help identify the bio-psycho-social factors that may interfere with a patient’s normal course of recovery from an injury, chronic pain or illness. The BHI 2 test utilizes two sets of norms (rehab/chronic pain patient and community), as well as eight reference groups (chronic pain, headache/head injury, neck injury, back injury, upper extremity injury, lower extremity injury, fake good and fake bad). The MBMD test is a more personality and psychopathology-based test and includes three norm group options. The MBMD also includes some areas not covered by the BHI2, including coping styles, stress moderators and treatment prognostics, as well as negative health habits such as smoking, lack of exercise, and over eating.

How does the MBMD test differ from other medically based psychosocial tests?

Like other personality tests, the MBMD test provides information about a patient’s coping style. However, it also provides new scales (stress moderators, treatment prognostics, and psychiatric indications), and negative health habits that are worthy of a clinician’s attention. The interpretive report takes each patient’s individual style of coping into account in mediating the patient’s psychiatric symptoms, personal assets, external resources, and healthcare utilization. Thus, the interpretive report captures the process of synthesis that a seasoned clinician would use in integrating information from multiple test instruments. All of this can be achieved with high external validity and with minimal patient burden given that each MBMD test administration requires only 20–25 minutes for the patient to complete.

How reliable is the MBMD test?

Internal consistency and test-retest analyses were conducted to estimate the reliability of the MBMD scales. Using the entire sample, the following internal consistency coefficients were obtained: Psychiatric Indications (rTT=.76 to .89), Coping Styles (rTT=.54 to .85), Stress Moderators (rTT=.85 to .89), Treatment Prognostics (rTTTT=.47 to .80), and Management Guides (rTT=.77 to .79). The median internal consistency coefficient for all scales is rTT=.79.

Using a smaller sample (N=41), test-retest reliability estimates were also obtained: Psychiatric Indications (rTT=.79 to .88), Coping Styles (rTT=.71 to .90), Stress Moderators (rTT=.78 to .92), Treatment Prognostics (rTT=.72 to .88), and Management Guides (rTT=.78 to .81). The median test-retest coefficient for all scales is rTT=.83.

Internal consistency and test-retest analyses were also conducted for the bariatric patient sample, resulting in the following reliability estimates: Psychiatric Indicators (rTT = .70 to .85), Coping Styles (rTT = .56 to .80), Stress Moderators (rTT = .77 to .89), Treatment Prognostics (rTT = .22 to .71), and Management Guides (rTT = .64 to .69). The median internal consistency coefficient for all scales is rTT = .70.

What is the validity of the MBMD test?

Several approaches were used to validate the scales included on the MBMD. First, an item-sorting procedure was used that required several medical professionals to identify which scale(s) each item appeared to be logically associated with. Only items that were sorted correctly by the majority of the raters were retained on the test for further analysis.

Second, after the MBMD scales had been refined based on internal consistency considerations, scale scores were correlated with a variety of other measures that assessed similar content domains. For example, the MBMD Depression scale correlated at .87 with the Beck Depression Inventory and .58 with the Brief Symptom Inventory Depression scale.

Third, medical professionals who were familiar with approximately 100 patients rated each patient on a number of attitudes and behaviors that are important to treatment outcomes (e.g., compliance, medication problems, utilization problems). A number of significant relationships were found between the MBMD scales and the medical staff ratings. For example, the Pain Sensitivity scale correlated .62 with a rating of Pain Experiences. The Adjustment Difficulties scale correlated .61 with a rating of Utilization Problems.

Administration

When is it appropriate to use the MBMD test?

Because the MBMD test is normed on medical patients, it can be used with patients who are undergoing a variety of medical care, rehabilitation, or surgical treatment regimens. The MBMD can help identify patients with psychiatric problems and recommend interventions. It can also help pinpoint personal and social assets that can help the patient adjust to physical limitations or lifestyle changes.

 It is not appropriate to use the MBMD test with adolescents. The age range for the MBMD test is 18 to 85 years old.

How long does it take to administer the MBMD test?

The MBMD test has 165 True/False items and takes 20–25 minutes to administer.

Scoring

What are the differences between the MBMD General Medical Interpretive Report, the MBMD Bariatric Interpretive Report, and the MBMD Pain Patient Interpretive Report?

Whereas the MBMD Interpretive Report was normed on a general medical population, the Bariatric Report was normed on a very specific bariatric population and the Pain Patient Interpretive report was normed on a chronic pain population. Using data from 711 prescreened bariatric surgery patients, the MBMD Bariatric Report includes supplementary information that augments the MBMD Interpretive Report in several areas that are salient for patients who are considering, or are candidates for, bariatric surgery. The Pain Patient Report uses data from 1200 patients being treated with chronic pain and augments the MBMD General Medical Interpretive Report in several areas salient for patients being treated either medically or surgically for chronic pain.

Is the MBMD Patient Pain Report based on empirical data?

The statements in the MBMD Pain Patient Reports are based on the research literature, direct empirical studies of the MBMD with pain patients, and plausible hypotheses from clinical experience. The content of the reports was also refined in consultation with pain psychologists who use the MBMD. Of particular importance is the array of validity evidence supporting the value of the MBMD for use with pain patients. MBMD scales showed substantial concurrent validity with a wide variety of other self-report measures that are commonly used with pain patients and that have demonstrated validity with this population, including both general mental health assessments and a number of measures developed specifically for use with pain patients. The predictive value of the test was demonstrated in a study in which MBMD scores obtained at intake to a multidisciplinary pain treatment program correlated strongly with response to treatment.

Software

Why does my interpretive report look so different when I send it to a WordPerfect file?

Users of the MBMD Interpretive Report should anticipate differences in the look of this report when it is sent to a WordPerfect file rather than printed directly from this software. The interpretive report was designed with distinct paragraph headers which are actually graphic boxes inserted between the paragraphs of the report. When the report is sent to a WordPerfect file, the graphics lose their positioning on the page. The interpretive statements are correct in the WordPerfect files; only the formatting of the report is lost.

 

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