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Convergent and discriminant validity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist.
J Anxiety Disord. 2008 Dec; 22(8):1369-76.JA

Abstract

The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist (CY-BOCS-SC; Scahill, L., Riddle, M. A., McSwiggin-Hardin, M., Ort, S. I., King, R. A., Goodman, W. K., et al. (1997). Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: Reliability and validity. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36, 844-852) is widely used to assess the presence of obsessions and compulsions in youth. Although factor analytic studies have established symptom dimensions of the CY-BOCS-SC, little is known of its psychometric properties. The present study sought to examine the convergent and discriminant validity of the CY-BOCS-SC. Eighty-six youth with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and their parents were administered the CY-BOCS-SC, the CY-BOCS severity items, and the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IV: Parent Version (ADIS-IV-P). Children completed the Children's Depression Inventory and Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children. Internal consistency of CY-BOCS-SC symptom dimensions ranged from poor to good. The CY-BOCS-SC demonstrated good to excellent convergent validity, as demonstrated by large correlations with conceptually similar items on the ADIS-IV-P. The discriminant validity of the CY-BOCS-SC was also good, as evidenced by small, generally non-significant, correlations between the CY-BOCS-SC dimensions and depressive and anxiety symptoms, OCD symptom severity, and trichotillomania symptoms. These results provide initial psychometric support for the CY-BOCS-SC and support its use as a clinical and research instrument for assessing presence of a range of obsessive and compulsive symptoms in youth with OCD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Educational Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, United States.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18329843

Citation

Gallant, Jason, et al. "Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist." Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 22, no. 8, 2008, pp. 1369-76.
Gallant J, Storch EA, Merlo LJ, et al. Convergent and discriminant validity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist. J Anxiety Disord. 2008;22(8):1369-76.
Gallant, J., Storch, E. A., Merlo, L. J., Ricketts, E. D., Geffken, G. R., Goodman, W. K., & Murphy, T. K. (2008). Convergent and discriminant validity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22(8), 1369-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2008.01.017
Gallant J, et al. Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist. J Anxiety Disord. 2008;22(8):1369-76. PubMed PMID: 18329843.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Convergent and discriminant validity of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist. AU - Gallant,Jason, AU - Storch,Eric A, AU - Merlo,Lisa J, AU - Ricketts,Emily D, AU - Geffken,Gary R, AU - Goodman,Wayne K, AU - Murphy,Tanya K, Y1 - 2008/02/07/ PY - 2007/08/14/received PY - 2008/01/29/revised PY - 2008/01/29/accepted PY - 2008/3/11/pubmed PY - 2009/1/13/medline PY - 2008/3/11/entrez SP - 1369 EP - 76 JF - Journal of anxiety disorders JO - J Anxiety Disord VL - 22 IS - 8 N2 - The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale-Symptom Checklist (CY-BOCS-SC; Scahill, L., Riddle, M. A., McSwiggin-Hardin, M., Ort, S. I., King, R. A., Goodman, W. K., et al. (1997). Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: Reliability and validity. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36, 844-852) is widely used to assess the presence of obsessions and compulsions in youth. Although factor analytic studies have established symptom dimensions of the CY-BOCS-SC, little is known of its psychometric properties. The present study sought to examine the convergent and discriminant validity of the CY-BOCS-SC. Eighty-six youth with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and their parents were administered the CY-BOCS-SC, the CY-BOCS severity items, and the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for DSM-IV: Parent Version (ADIS-IV-P). Children completed the Children's Depression Inventory and Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children. Internal consistency of CY-BOCS-SC symptom dimensions ranged from poor to good. The CY-BOCS-SC demonstrated good to excellent convergent validity, as demonstrated by large correlations with conceptually similar items on the ADIS-IV-P. The discriminant validity of the CY-BOCS-SC was also good, as evidenced by small, generally non-significant, correlations between the CY-BOCS-SC dimensions and depressive and anxiety symptoms, OCD symptom severity, and trichotillomania symptoms. These results provide initial psychometric support for the CY-BOCS-SC and support its use as a clinical and research instrument for assessing presence of a range of obsessive and compulsive symptoms in youth with OCD. SN - 0887-6185 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18329843/Convergent_and_discriminant_validity_of_the_Children's_Yale_Brown_Obsessive_Compulsive_Scale_Symptom_Checklist_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0887-6185(08)00050-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -