Modal profile analyses of the SCL-90-R for Seven Mental Disorders
Steer, R. A. (1982). Modal Profile Analysis of the SCL-90-R for Seven Mental Disorders. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 6(2), 55-67.
The SCL-90-R scores of 700 patients representing the seven ICD-9 mental disorders of adjustment reaction, alcohol dependencem neurosis, nonopioid type dependence, opioid type dependence, personality, and schizophrenia were examined by Modal Profile Analysis to assess whether or not any of the SCL-90-R profiles were similar. The 50 men an 50 women diagnosed with each disorder were further randomly divided into 25 man and 25 woman test and calibration samples for estimating the realiability of the emergent profiles. Five profile-shape components were identified in the seven disorders and suggested paranoid, anxious-depressed, hostile, somatic, and phobic-depressed syndromes.