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Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity.
J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997 Jun; 36(6):844-52.JA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the reliability and validity of a semistructured measure of obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

METHOD

Sixty-five children with OCD (25 girls and 40 boys, aged 8 to 17 years) were assessed with the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS). Interrater agreement was assessed by four raters in a subsample (n = 24). Discriminant and convergent validity were assessed by comparing CY-BOCS scores to self-ratings of depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

RESULTS

Internal consistency was high, measuring .87 for the 10 items. The intraclass correlations for the CY-BOCS Total, Obsession, and Compulsion scores were .84, .91, and .68, suggesting good to excellent interrater agreement for subscale and total scores. The CY-BOCS Total score showed a significantly higher correlation with a self-report of obsessive-compulsive symptoms (r = .62 for the Leyton survey) compared with the Children's Depression Inventory (r = .34) and the Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (r = .37) (p = .02 and .05, respectively).

CONCLUSIONS

The CY-BOCS yields reliable and valid subscale and total scores for obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children and adolescents with OCD. Reliability and validity appear to be influenced by age of the child and the hazards associated with integrating data from parental and patient sources.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9183141

Citation

Scahill, L, et al. "Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: Reliability and Validity." Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 36, no. 6, 1997, pp. 844-52.
Scahill L, Riddle MA, McSwiggin-Hardin M, et al. Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997;36(6):844-52.
Scahill, L., Riddle, M. A., McSwiggin-Hardin, M., Ort, S. I., King, R. A., Goodman, W. K., Cicchetti, D., & Leckman, J. F. (1997). Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36(6), 844-52.
Scahill L, et al. Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: Reliability and Validity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997;36(6):844-52. PubMed PMID: 9183141.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity. AU - Scahill,L, AU - Riddle,M A, AU - McSwiggin-Hardin,M, AU - Ort,S I, AU - King,R A, AU - Goodman,W K, AU - Cicchetti,D, AU - Leckman,J F, PY - 1997/6/1/pubmed PY - 1997/6/1/medline PY - 1997/6/1/entrez SP - 844 EP - 52 JF - Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry JO - J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry VL - 36 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of a semistructured measure of obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHOD: Sixty-five children with OCD (25 girls and 40 boys, aged 8 to 17 years) were assessed with the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS). Interrater agreement was assessed by four raters in a subsample (n = 24). Discriminant and convergent validity were assessed by comparing CY-BOCS scores to self-ratings of depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. RESULTS: Internal consistency was high, measuring .87 for the 10 items. The intraclass correlations for the CY-BOCS Total, Obsession, and Compulsion scores were .84, .91, and .68, suggesting good to excellent interrater agreement for subscale and total scores. The CY-BOCS Total score showed a significantly higher correlation with a self-report of obsessive-compulsive symptoms (r = .62 for the Leyton survey) compared with the Children's Depression Inventory (r = .34) and the Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (r = .37) (p = .02 and .05, respectively). CONCLUSIONS: The CY-BOCS yields reliable and valid subscale and total scores for obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children and adolescents with OCD. Reliability and validity appear to be influenced by age of the child and the hazards associated with integrating data from parental and patient sources. SN - 0890-8567 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9183141/Children's_Yale_Brown_Obsessive_Compulsive_Scale:_reliability_and_validity_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0890-8567(09)66512-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -