Volume 26, Issue 103 And 103 (10-2017)                   jour guilan uni med sci 2017, 26(103 And 103): 46-52 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahbar Taramsari M, Mahdavi Baramchi A, Taghilou S, Attarchi M, Badsar A, Mohammadi Kojidi H. Comparison Between the Psychic Profile of Malingerers and Normal Clients to Guilan Province General Office of Forensic Medicine. jour guilan uni med sci. 2017; 26 (103 and 103) :46-52
URL: http://journal.gums.ac.ir/article-1-1523-en.html
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Introduction: Malingering is one of the most important and highly studied issues in the forensic psychiatry. It seems to be due to differences in personality traits and psychic profile of individuals.
Objective: The aim of this study is to compare personality dimensions on the basis of personality traits approach, including neuroticism, extraversion, acceptance, responsibility and psychic profile, in malingerers and normal people.
Materials and Methods: In this analytic study, two statistical groups were surveyed. The first group consisted of 30 malingering clients to Guilan Province General Office of forensic Medicine. The second group included 30 nonmalingers referred to this center selected purposefully,  matched with the first group. They all filled five factor personality questionnaire and Minnesota personality questionnaire (MMPI-2). Data were analyzed by Multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) using SPSS.
Results: Malingerers suffered from more neuroticism and less extraversion, compared to normal people. Also, there was no significant difference between the two groups regarding flexibility, acceptance and responsibility. Malingerers suffered from more schizophrenia, paranoia, hypochondriasis and depression and less social-psychological pervert than normal people. There was no significant difference in hypomania, hysteria and psychic weakness between malingerers and normal groups (p≥0.05).
Conclusion: Malingering is one of the fundamental personality disorders and malingerers should be evaluated in different fields.
Conflict of interest: non declared
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/30 | Accepted: 2017/10/30 | Published: 2017/10/30

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