Armand W. Loranger, PhD
The OMNI and the OMNI-IV are designed to provide clinicians and researchers with comprehensive self-report instruments for measuring normal and abnormal personality traits.
The 375-item OMNI measures both normal and abnormal personality traits. It is composed of seven Factor scales and assesses 25 normal traits (Normal scales) and 10 abnormal traits (Personality Disorder scales). The Personality Disorder scales are based on the DSM-IV Axis II personality disorder criteria. A Variable Response Inconsistency (VRIN) scale identifies item response inconsistencies and a Current Distress (CD) scale assesses the respondent's mental state during the 7 days preceding the test date. Derived from the 375-item OMNI Personality Inventory, the 210-item OMNI-IV measures abnormal personality traits and assesses personality disorders. It is composed of 10 Personality Disorder scales based on the DSM-IV Axis II personality disorder criteria. A Variable Response Inconsistency (VRIN) scale identifies item response inconsistencies and a Current Distress (CD) scale assesses the respondent's mental state during the 7 days prior to the test date.
- For use with normal adults and individuals with a suspected or diagnosed psychiatric disorder.
- Self-report format; requires a 4th-grade reading level.
- Useful in a variety of settings.
- Normative sample included 1,000 community dwelling adults, ages 18-74 years, approximating U.S. Census data for age and gender.
- Demonstrated internal consistency reliability and concurrent validity.
Administration and Scoring
Both the OMNI and the OMNI-IV may be administered on-screen using a Counter Serial Number, or the clinician may administer using the paper-and pencil Test Booklet and then enter the individual's responses into the OMNI Software System, which is included in all OMNI kits. (The OMNI and the OMNI-IV cannot be hand-scored). The software scores the inventory and generates an interpretive report that includes a broad range of information about the individual's personality characteristics and deviations from normality using the language and typology of the DSM-IV Axis II classification of personality disorders.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.
Other virtual machine solutions (e.g., Parallels, VMWare) are not supported.
NFTS file system; CD-ROM drive for installation; Internet connection or telephone for software activation.
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