Psychometric Properties of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Child Version (OCI-CV) in Chilean Children and Adolescents

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Title: Psychometric Properties of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Child Version (OCI-CV) in Chilean Children and Adolescents
Authors: Martínez-González, Agustín Ernesto | Rodríguez-Jiménez, Tíscar | Piqueras Rodríguez, José Antonio | Vera-Villarroel, Pablo | Godoy, Antonio
Research Group/s: Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Child Version (OCI-CV) | Psychometric properties | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) | Children | Adolescents
Knowledge Area: Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Citation: Martínez-González AE, Rodríguez-Jiménez T, Piqueras JA, Vera-Villarroel P, Godoy A (2015) Psychometric Properties of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Child Version (OCI-CV) in Chilean Children and Adolescents. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136842. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0136842
Abstract: In recent years, there has been a considerable increase in the development of assessment tools for obsessive-compulsive symptomatology in children and adolescents. The Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Child Version (OCI-CV) is a well-established assessment self-report, with special interest for the assessment of dimensions of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This instrument has shown to be useful for clinical and non-clinical populations in two languages (English and European Spanish). Thus, the aim of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the OCI-CV in a Chilean community sample. The sample consisted of 816 children and adolescents with a mean age of 14.54 years (SD = 2.21; range = 10–18 years). Factor structure, internal consistency, test-retest reliability, convergent/divergent validity, and gender/age differences were examined. Confirmatory factor analysis showed a 6-factor structure (Doubting/Checking, Obsessing, Hoarding, Washing, Ordering, and Neutralizing) with one second-order factor. Good estimates of reliability (including internal consistency and test-retest), evidence supporting the validity, and small age and gender differences (higher levels of OCD symptomatology among older participants and women, respectively) are found. The OCI-CV is also an adequate scale for the assessment of obsessions and compulsions in a general population of Chilean children and adolescents.
Sponsor: SCHOLARSHIPS IBEROAMERICA for Young Teachers and Researchers (Santander Universities. 2013).
ISSN: 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136842
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 Martínez-González et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited
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