Millon Pre-Adolescent Clinical Inventory (M-PACI) - Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take most children to complete the M-PACI inventory?

What is the reading level of the M-PACI items?

Is the M-PACI inventory appropriate for use with non-clinical cases?

Can the M-PACI inventory be used in school settings?

Can the M-PACI inventory be used with children younger than 9 or older than 12?

Is the M-PACI inventory available in any languages other than English?

How many M-PACI items can be omitted before the inventory is unscorable?

Is the M-PACI inventory available for administration over the Internet?

 


 

How long does it take most children to complete the M-PACI inventory?

Twenty minutes or less.

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What is the reading level of the M-PACI items?

The M-PACI items are at the year 4 (8 years) reading level.

Is the M-PACI inventory appropriate for use with non-clinical cases?

No. The inventory was developed and normed based on the responses of 9- to 12-year-olds who were being seen in clinical settings. It should not be used to screen non-clinical cases for psychological problems.

Can the M-PACI inventory be used in school settings?

Yes, but only with children who have been referred for evaluation and/or counselling due to apparent behavioural and/or emotional problems. In other words, it should only be used with clinical cases.

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Can the M-PACI inventory be used with children younger than 9 or older than 12?

No. The children involved in the M-PACI development and validation research were between the ages of 9 and 12. Thus, there are no data to support M-PACI use with children outside this age range. The scoring software will not score the inventory if the child is younger than 9 or older than 12.

Is the M-PACI inventory available in any languages other than English?

Not at this time.

How many M-PACI items can be omitted before the inventory is unscorable?

If five or more items are omitted (either left blank or double-marked) the inventory is unscorable. If possible, the child should be asked to answer omitted items so that the inventory can be scored.

Is the M-PACI inventory available for administration over the Internet?

No. The M-PACI inventory can be administered on-screen using Q Local software or it can be administered by paper and pencil.

 

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