Journal article

The relationships between obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions and cognitions in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Vlasios Brakoulias, Vladan Starcevic, David Berle, Denise Milicevic, Anthony Hannan, Andrew Martin

Psychiatr Q | Published : 2014


Several studies have linked obsessive-compulsive symptoms to specific obsessive-compulsive cognitions, however methodologies have varied, and no study has determined obsessive-compulsive symptoms using the most widely used clinician rating scale, the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS). Considering that almost all studies that used factor analysis to ascertain OCD symptom dimensions were based on the Y-BOCS and that self-report instruments assessing obsessive-compulsive symptoms correlate poorly with the Y-BOCS, there is a need to use the Y-BOCS to examine the relationship between obsessive-compulsive cognitions and obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions. This study examined the ..

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