Journal article

Further support for five dimensions of obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

Vlasios Brakoulias, Vladan Starcevic, David Berle, Peter Sammut, Denise Milicevic, Karen Moses, Anthony Hannan, Andrew Martin

J Nerv Ment Dis | Published : 2013

Abstract

Attempts to explain the phenotypic heterogeneity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have resulted in three to six OCD symptom dimensions. This study aimed to clarify the nature of these symptom dimensions using a self-report instrument (Vancouver Obsessional Compulsive Inventory [VOCI]) in addition to the clinician-rated Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist (YBOCS-SC). Participants (N = 154) were recruited to a study designed to specifically assess OCD symptom dimensions. Symptoms assessed via the YBOCS-SC and the VOCI were subjected to principal components analysis (PCA). Linear regression was used to assess the relationship between the YBOCS-SC-derived symptom dimens..

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