Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Millon Behavioral Health Inventory

  • Dawn H. HuberEmail author
  • Paul T. Korte
  • Kristin Joan Flynn Peters
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1997

Synonyms

MBHI; MBMD; Millon Behavioral Medicine Diagnostic

Description

The Millon Behavioral Health Inventory (MBHI) is a 150-true-/false-item self-report measure designed to examine coping styles and personality features in patients with physical illnesses. The MBHI is comprised of 20 scales separated into four different categories. Eight coping style scales (introversive, inhibited, cooperative, sociable, confident, forceful, respectful, sensitive) were constructed based on Millon’s theory of personality disorders. Six psychogenic attitude scales (chronic tension, recent stress, premorbid pessimism, future despair, social alienation, somatic anxiety) are intended to help identify sources of illness-related stress and were designed based on findings from earlier research studies. The remaining six scales were empirically derived during test construction: three psychosomatic correlate scales (allergic inclination, gastrointestinal susceptibility, and cardiovascular tendency) are...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dawn H. Huber
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paul T. Korte
    • 2
  • Kristin Joan Flynn Peters
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Health PsychologyUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ HospitalColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Health SciencesUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA