Analysis of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 profiles of prospective anonymous oocyte donors in relation to the outcome of the donor selection process

Susan M Klock*, Jan Elman Stout, Marie Davidson

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the scores of prospective anonymous oocyte donors on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) in four outcome groups. Design: Chart review. Setting: Academic medical center. Patient(s): One hundred fifty prospective anonymous oocyte donors who underwent a preliminary screening and a 1-hour structured psychological interview and who completed the MMPI-2. Intervention(s): Psychological evaluation prior to donation. Main Outcome Measure(s): Scores on the MMPI-2 and outcomes of the donor selection process. Result(s): Seventy (47%) women were accepted as donors and completed one donation cycle; 30 (20%) were accepted as donors but did not donate because of medical reasons or relocation; 18 (12%) were accepted as donors but were noncompliant; and 32 (21%) were rejected as donors because of psychological concerns. Statistically significant differences were found between outcome groups on scales F, K, 1, 2, 7, 8, and 0. Although these differences were statistically significant, all group subscale mean scores were in the average to low-average range and differences between group means were small. Conclusion(s): The MMPI-2 differentiates between prospective donor outcome groups, but psychologists need to interpret the results of the MMPI-2 carefully in the context of clinical interview information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1066-1072
Number of pages7
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

Keywords

  • MMPI-2
  • Oocyte donation
  • Psychological

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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