Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Second Edition

Eric A. Storch, Joseph McGuire, Monica S. Wu, Rebecca Hamblin, Elizabeth McIngvale, Sandra L. Cepeda, Sophie C. Schneider, Katrina A. Rufino, Steven A. Rasmussen, Lawrence H. Price, Wayne K. Goodman

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Objective: To develop and examine the psychometric properties of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Second Edition (CY-BOCS-II) in children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Method: Youth with OCD (N = 102; age range 7–17 years), who were seeking treatment from 1 of 2 specialty OCD treatment centers, participated in the study. The CY-BOCS-II was administered at an initial assessment, and measures of OCD symptom severity, anxiety and depressive symptoms, behavioral and emotional problems, and global functioning were administered. Inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities were assessed on a subsample of participants (n = 50 and n = 31, respectively) approximately 1 week after intial assessment. Results: The CY-BOCS-II demonstrated moderate-to-strong internal consistency (α = 0.75–0.88) and excellent inter-rater (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.86–0.92) and test-retest (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.95–0.98) reliabilities across all scales. Construct validity was supported by strong correlations with clinician-rated measures of OCD symptom severity and moderate correlations with measures of anxiety symptoms. Exploratory factor analysis showed a 2-factor structure, which was generally inconsistent with its adult counterpart, the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Second Edition. Conclusion: Initial findings support the CY-BOCS-II as a reliable and valid measure of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Psychometrics
Anxiety
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis
Depression
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • assessment
  • Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • treatment
  • validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Second Edition. / Storch, Eric A.; McGuire, Joseph; Wu, Monica S.; Hamblin, Rebecca; McIngvale, Elizabeth; Cepeda, Sandra L.; Schneider, Sophie C.; Rufino, Katrina A.; Rasmussen, Steven A.; Price, Lawrence H.; Goodman, Wayne K.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 58, No. 1, 01.01.2019, p. 92-98.

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Storch, EA, McGuire, J, Wu, MS, Hamblin, R, McIngvale, E, Cepeda, SL, Schneider, SC, Rufino, KA, Rasmussen, SA, Price, LH & Goodman, WK 2019, 'Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Second Edition' Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 92-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2018.05.029
Storch, Eric A. ; McGuire, Joseph ; Wu, Monica S. ; Hamblin, Rebecca ; McIngvale, Elizabeth ; Cepeda, Sandra L. ; Schneider, Sophie C. ; Rufino, Katrina A. ; Rasmussen, Steven A. ; Price, Lawrence H. ; Goodman, Wayne K. / Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale Second Edition. In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019 ; Vol. 58, No. 1. pp. 92-98.
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