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A contemporary psychometric evaluation of the obsessive compulsive inventory-revised (OCI-R)


Wootton, BM and Diefenbach, GJ and Bragdon, LB and Steketee, G and Frost, RO and Tolin, DF, A contemporary psychometric evaluation of the obsessive compulsive inventory-revised (OCI-R), Psychological Assessment, 27, (3) pp. 874-882. ISSN 1040-3590 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015 American Psychological Association

DOI: doi:10.1037/pas0000075


Traditionally, hoarding symptoms were coded under obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), however, in DSM-5 hoarding symptoms are classified as a new independent diagnosis, hoarding disorder (HD). This change will likely have a considerable impact on the self-report scales that assess symptoms of OCD, since these scales often include items measuring symptoms of hoarding. This study evaluated the psychometric properties of one of the most commonly used self-report measures of OCD symptoms, the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R), in a sample of 474 individuals with either OCD (n = 118), HD (n = 201), or no current or past psychiatric disorders (n = 155). Participants with HD were diagnosed according to the proposed DSM-5 criteria. For the purposes of this study the OCI-R was divided into two scales: the OCI-OCD (measuring the five dimensions of OCD) and the OCI-HD (measuring the hoarding dimension). Evidence of validity for the OCI-OCD and OCI-HD was obtained by comparing scores with the Saving Inventory Revised (SI-R), the Hoarding Rating Scale (HRS) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI). Receiver operating curves for both subscales indicated good sensitivity and specificity for cut-scores determining diagnostic status. The results indicated that the OCI-OCD and OCI-HD subscales are reliable and valid measures that adequately differentiate between DSM-5 diagnostic groups. Implications for the future use of the OCI-R in OCD and HD samples are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding disorder, obsessive-compulsive inventory
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Wootton, BM (Dr Bethany Wootton)
ID Code:100752
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:43
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2015-05-27
Last Modified:2016-06-07

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