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Measurement of obsessive-compulsive symptomatology: utility of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3786605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Hopkins Symptom Checklist (HSCL) was administered to 62 obsessive-compulsive and 49 nonobsessional patients to examine the reliability and validity of the obsessive-compulsive scale as well as four additional subscales identified in previous research. Test-retest correlation coefficients were generally below acceptable levels. Analyses of construct validity suggested that the obsessive-compulsive scale correlated significantly with other measures of such symptomatology only after treatment when the range of scores was broader than before treatment. The HSCL detected change following treatment on the total score and on four of the five clusters. The obsessive-compulsive scale effectively discriminated obsessive-compulsive patients from other anxious-neurotic patients but a reliable cut-off score that did not misclassify a substantial percentage of patients could not be found.
G Steketee; H Doppelt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0165-1781     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Res     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-22     Completed Date:  1987-01-22     Revised Date:  2008-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  135-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  therapy
Middle Aged
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis*
Personality Inventory*
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