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Obsessions and compulsions: normative data on the Padua Inventory from an Italian non-clinical adolescent sample.
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PMID:  10472709     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the present study the structure of obsessive-compulsive phenomena in non-clinical adolescents was investigated by 'The Padua Inventory' (PI). The PI is a self-report measure of obsessive and compulsive symptoms which is used in clinical and research settings. The use of PI in adolescents has been limited by the lack of normative data. Consequently, adolescent validation has both theoretical and practical implications. PI was administered to 566 normal Italian high school subjects, ranging in age from 15 to 18 years. The mean total score of PI and the mean score of 'mental activities', 'becoming contaminated' and 'urges and worries' sub-scales points to significant differences between males and females. Females reported more obsessions and cleaning rituals than males. Males show more urges and fears than females. Moreover, our data underline that younger subjects get higher mean scores than older subjects in all scales.
F Mancini; A Gragnani; F Orazi; M G Pietrangeli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behaviour research and therapy     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0005-7967     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Res Ther     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-12     Completed Date:  1999-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372477     Medline TA:  Behav Res Ther     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  919-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Scuola di Formazione in Psicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
Adolescent Psychology
Catchment Area (Health)
Italy / epidemiology
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  psychology
Reference Values
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Severity of Illness Index
Sex Distribution

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