Psychometric evaluation of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) in Iranian clinical and non-clinical samples

shabani, M.J. and Mohsenabadi, H. and Zanjani, Z. and Assarian, F. (2019) Psychometric evaluation of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) in Iranian clinical and non-clinical samples. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 22.

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Introduction: The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) is a widely used clinician-administered instrument developed to overcome the problems with the available instruments for OCD in children. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the CY-BOCS in an Iranian sample. Methods: The psychometric properties of the CY-BOCS were assessed in clinical samples with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD, n=70), with anxiety disorders (n=58) and a non-clinical student sample (n=400). Using the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Axis I Disorders (SICD-5) by a trained psychiatrist, all participants were administered the CY-BOCS; Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Child Version (OCI-CV); Children's Depression Inventory (CDI); and Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC). Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves were used to determine the optimal threshold scores for CY-BOCS. Results: The confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the original two-factor structure was valid in the Iranian sample. The overall and individual subscale scores showed moderate to good internal consistency and convergent validity as well as test-retest reliability. ROC analysis showed the area under the curve to be approximately 92. For OCD diagnosis in �any anxiety disorder� group, the CY-BOCS demonstrated the best psychometric properties for a cut-off score to be 17, with a sensitivity of 98.5, specificity of approximately 76, and positive predictive value (PPV) of about 12. Conclusion: The Persian version of the CY-BOCS is a valid psychometric indicator for obsessive compulsive disorders with adequate sensitivity and specificity, and high NPV and PPV with an optimum cut-off score of 17 for OCD diagnosis. © 2019 Elsevier Inc.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent; anxiety disorder; Article; child; child psychiatry; controlled study; depression inventory; diagnostic test accuracy study; female; human; Iran; Iranian (citizen); major clinical study; male; obsessive compulsive disorder; predictive value; priority journal; psychometry; receiver operating characteristic; sensitivity and specificity; Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders; Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale
Subjects: Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Basic Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2019 11:15
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2019 11:15

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