Temporal stability of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions in an undergraduate sample: A prospective 2-year follow-up study

Miquel A. Fullana, Miquel Tortella-Feliu, Xavier Caseras, Joan Taberner, Rafael Torrubia, David Mataix-Cols

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Abstract

The temporal stability of obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions was studied in a nonclinical student sample. The Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory- Revised was administered twice to 132 undergraduate students during a 2-year period. There were no significant changes in symptom dimension scores between the baseline and follow-up, except for the Obsessing scale. The score of each dimension at follow-up was strongly and uniquely predicted from the score on the same dimension at baseline. The results indicate that obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions tend to be temporally stable in nonclinical participants, replicating similar studies in clinical populations. © 2007 Sage Publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-824
JournalBehavior Modification
Volume31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Symptom dimensions

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