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Development and Validation of a Child Version of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory

Foa, Edna B ; Coles, Meredith ; Huppert, Jonathan D ; Pasupuleti, Radhika V ; Franklin, Martin E ; March, John

Behavior Therapy, 2010, Vol.41(1), pp.121-132 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Development and Validation of a Child Version of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory
  • Author/Creator: Foa, Edna B ; Coles, Meredith ; Huppert, Jonathan D ; Pasupuleti, Radhika V ; Franklin, Martin E ; March, John
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -- Development And Progression ; Childhood Mental Disorders -- Development And Progression
  • Is Part Of: Behavior Therapy, 2010, Vol.41(1), pp.121-132
  • Description: Surprisingly, only 3 self-report measures that directly assess pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have been developed. In addition, these scales have typically been developed in small samples and fail to provide a quick assessment of symptoms across multiple domains. Therefore, the current paper presents initial psychometric data for a quick assessment of pediatric OCD across multiple symptom domains, a child version of the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (the OCI-CV). Data from a sample of over 100 youth ages 7 to 17 with a primary diagnosis of OCD support the use of the 21-item OCI-CV. Results support the use of the OCI-CV as a general index of OCD symptom severity and in 6 symptom domains parallel to those assessed by the revised adult version of the scale (OCI-R). The OCI-CV showed strong retest reliability after approximately 1.5 weeks in a subsample of 64 participants and was significantly correlated with clinician-rated OCD symptom severity and parent and child reports of dysfunction related to OCD. Significantly stronger correlations with self-reported anxiety than with depressive symptoms provide initial support for the divergent validity of the measure. Finally, preliminary data with 88 treatment completers suggest that the OCI-CV is sensitive to change.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0005-7894 ; E-ISSN: 1878-1888 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.beth.2009.02.001