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PAI® Bariatric

Personality Assessment Inventory Bariatric

Leslie C. Morey, PhD, and Sierra Iwanicki, PhD

Compiles the results of the PAI into a convenient report targeted to your bariatric surgery candidate
Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
18 years to 89 years
25 to 55 minutes
Qualification level:
All qualifications for Level B plus an advanced professional degree that provides appropriate training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Conveniently Screen Your Bariatric Surgery Patients for Factors That May Impact Surgical Success—in Less than One Hour


The PAI Bariatric compiles the results of the PAI into a convenient report targeted to your bariatric surgery candidates. The results allow you to evaluate psychological factors that, if left unattended, may negatively impact bariatric surgery outcomes.

To assess your patients, log in to PARiConnect and administer the PAI either in your office or remotely. Make sure you’ve purchased PAI Bariatric Score Report uses, and then select the Bariatric Score Report to view results based on bariatric presurgical candidate norms. Download the report as an RTF or PDF to create your own report or share the results with other members of the care team.

Features and benefits

  • Uses the PAI to assess for symptoms of depression, anxiety, mania, psychosis, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, trauma, and any adverse treatment experiences.
  • Organizes PAI results into a convenient report focused on bariatric patients.
  • Includes bariatric presurgical candidate norms, not just comparison group profiles.
  • Allows you to get the information you need to determine bariatric surgery eligibility in less than an hour.
  • Provides information to help you identify and treat preexisting psychopathology prior to surgery, determine which patients may need additional postoperative care, and provide alternative treatment strategies if the patient is not deemed a good fit for the procedure they are seeking.
  • Provides an e-Manual Supplement that describes domains of focus, development of bariatric norms, and basic psychometric information.
  • Incorporates diagnostic possibilities aligned with DSM-5® criteria, traditionally featured in the PAI Clinical Interpretive Report, now conveniently included in the PAI Bariatric Score Report.
  • Include both the PAI Bariatric Score Report and the Multidimensional Health Profile (MHP) as you administer a battery of assessments for surgical candidates.The MHP can provide identification of adjustment disorders, dysfunctional attitudes, and health-compromising habits.