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Self-, parent-report and interview measures of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents

Uher, R., Heyman, I., Turner, C. A. and Shafran, R. (2008) Self-, parent-report and interview measures of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22 (6). pp. 979-990. ISSN 0887-6185

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2007.10.001

Abstract/Summary

Self-report measures of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents are needed for practical evaluation of severity and treatment response. We compared the self- and parent-report Obsessional Compulsive Inventory Revised (CHOCI-R) to the interview-based Child Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) in a clinical sample of 285 children and adolescents with OCD. Classical test theory and item-response theory were applied to compare the instruments. The self- and parent-report CHOCI-R had good internal consistency and were strongly related to each other. The self- and parent-report CHOCI-R severity scores correlated with the CY-BOCS (Pearson's r 0.55 and 0.45 respectively). The CY-BOCS discriminated better at the severe end of the spectrum. The CHOCI-R provided better discrimination in the mild to moderate range. The time-efficient self- and parent-report alternatives will enable routine measurement of OCD severity in clinical practice. Estimates of equivalent summed scores are provided to facilitate comparison. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
ID Code:13837
Uncontrolled Keywords:obsessive-compulsive disorder, adolescent psychiatry, child psychiatry, item-response theory, test reliability, test validity, DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE, YOUNG-PEOPLE, SCALE, RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, INVENTORY, VERSION, OCD, STRENGTHS

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