1This research was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, NS-15235.
Cross-validation of the Kudrow-Sutkus MMPI Classification System for Diagnosing Headache Type
Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 22, Issue 1, pages 2–5, January 1982
How to Cite
Andrasik, F., Blanchard, E. B., Arena, J. G., Teders, S. J. and Rodichok, L. D. (1982), Cross-validation of the Kudrow-Sutkus MMPI Classification System for Diagnosing Headache Type. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 22: 2–5. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1982.hed2201002.x
- Issue online: 22 JUN 2005
- Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: November 7, 1980
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In order to determine the generality of the Kudrow-Sutkus (1979) MMPI classification system for diagnosing headache type, a cross-validation analysis was performed on 99 headache subjects. Results indicated a high level of support for Kudrow-Sutkus' Group A (migraine and cluster) classification criteria (65.4% and 75.0% correct assignments for female and male subjects, respectively) but a low level of support for Kudrow-Sutkus' Group B (combined and chronic scalp muscle tension) classification criteria (5.9% and 25.2% correct assignments for female and male subjects, respectively). Possible reasons accounting for these differences are discussed.