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dc.contributor.authorEilertsen, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Bjarne
dc.contributor.authorKvale, Gerd
dc.contributor.authorAbramowitz, Jonathan S.
dc.contributor.authorHolm, Silje Elisabeth Hasmo
dc.contributor.authorSolem, Stian
dc.PublishedEilertsen E, Hansen B, Kvale G, Abramowitz JS, Holm SEH, Solem S. The Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: Development and Validation of a Short Form (DOCS-SF). Frontiers in Psychology. 2017;8:1503eng
dc.description.abstractAccurately and reliably measuring the presence and severity of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms is essential for both routine clinical work and research. The current study investigated psychometric properties of the dimensional obsessive-compulsive scale-short form (DOCS-SF). DOCS-SF was developed and validated in Norwegian. DOCS-SF contains a checklist with four symptom categories and five severity items scored on a zero to eight scale yielding a total score of 0–40. Data were collected from adults with a current diagnosis of OCD (n = 204) and a community comparison group (n = 211). The results provided evidence of internal consistency and convergent validity, although evidence for discriminant validity was mixed. Evidence was also found for diagnostic sensitivity and specificity, and treatment sensitivity. The analyses suggested a cut-off score of 16. In summary, the data obtained proved similar to studies published on the original dimensional obsessive-compulsive scale. There is strong evidence for the reliability and validity of the DOCS-SF for assessing OCD symptoms in individuals with this condition and in non-clinical individuals.en_US
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dc.subjectpsychometric propertieseng
dc.subjectobsessive-compulsive disordereng
dc.subjectbrief questionnaireeng
dc.subjectevidence-based assessmenteng
dc.subjectdimensional obsessive-compulsive scale short-formeng
dc.titleThe Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale:Development and Validation of a Short Form (DOCS-SF)eng
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 The Author(s)eng
dc.source.journalFrontiers in Psychology

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