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J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 2009 Mar;40(1):127-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2008.07.002. Epub 2008 Jul 19.

The Milwaukee Inventory for the Dimensions of Adult Skin Picking (MIDAS): initial development and psychometric properties.

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Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 224 Garland Hall, 2441 E. Hartford Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA. mwalther@uwm.edu

Abstract

This article describes the development and initial psychometric properties of the Milwaukee Inventory for the Dimensions of Adult Skin picking (MIDAS), a measure designed to assess "automatic" and "focused" skin picking. Data were collected from 92 participants who completed an anonymous internet-based survey. Results of an exploratory factor analysis revealed a two-factor solution. Factors 1 ("focused" picking scale) and 2 ("automatic" picking scale) each consisted of 6 items, and preliminary data demonstrated adequate internal consistency, good construct validity, and good discriminant validity. The MIDAS provides researchers with a reliable and valid assessment of "automatic" and "focused" skin picking.

PMID:
18725154
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbtep.2008.07.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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