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J Obsessive Compuls Relat Disord. 2016 Oct;11:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2016.07.001. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

Acceptability of Treatments and Services for Individuals with Hoarding Behaviors.

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1
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA.
2
Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
3
New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY1 10032; Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032.
4
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
5
Mutual Support Consulting, Easthampton, MA, 01027.
6
Smith College, Department of Psychology, Northampton, MA. 01063.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To explore the acceptability of currently available treatments and services for individuals who self-report hoarding behaviors.

METHOD:

Between 10/2013 and 8/2014, participants were invited to complete an online survey that provided them descriptions of eleven treatments and services for hoarding behaviors and asked them to evaluate their acceptability using quantitative (0 [not at all acceptable] -10 [completely acceptable]) Likert scale ratings. The a priori definition of acceptability for a given resource was an average Likert scale score of six or greater. Two well-validated self-report measures assessed hoarding symptom severity: the Saving Inventory-Revised and the Clutter Image Rating Scale.

RESULTS:

Two hundred and seventy two participants who self-reported having hoarding behaviors completed the questionnaire. Analyses focused on the 73% of responders (n=203) who reported clinically significant hoarding behaviors (i.e., Saving Inventory-Revised scores of ≥40). The three most acceptable treatments were individual cognitive behavioral therapy (6.2 ±3.1 on the Likert scale), professional organizing service (6.1 ±3.2), and use of a self-help book (6.0 ±3.0).

CONCLUSION:

In this sample of individuals with self-reported clinically significant hoarding behaviors (n=203), only 3 out of 11 treatments and services for hoarding were deemed acceptable using an a priori score. While needing replication, these findings indicate the need to design more acceptable treatments and services to engage clients and maximize treatment outcomes for hoarding disorder.

KEYWORDS:

CBT; Hoarding Disorder; SRI; Stimulant; Treatment Acceptability

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