Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Anxiety Disord. 2010 Oct;24(7):729-33. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.05.005. Epub 2010 May 24.

Consistency between self-report and clinician-administered versions of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale.

Author information

  • 1Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders, Cleveland, Ohio, United States. afederici@edcleveland.org

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Preliminary efforts to demonstrate the utility of a self-rated version of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) have been promising; however, earlier reports are based on small clinical samples. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the level of agreement between the clinician-administered Y-BOCS and a self-report version.

METHODS:

Participants included 86 individuals with a principal diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). All participants were given the self-report version of the Y-BOCS to complete offsite and instructed to return it at a second assessment session (within a 2-week time frame), at which time a trained and experienced clinician administered the Y-BOCS interview.

RESULTS:

The two versions were moderately correlated with the highest correlation observed for the Compulsions subscale. Comparison of scores for individual items revealed several inconsistencies between the two measures: level of agreement was low for resistance items, and the interview version generated higher compulsion severity ratings.

CONCLUSIONS:

The study provided moderate support for the convergence of the self-report and clinician-administered version of the Y-BOCS, however, important difference were detected between the two assessment methods.

Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

PMID:
20561767
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk