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Avaliação Psicológica

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REPPOLD, Caroline Tozzi; GURGEL, Léia Gonçalves  and  HUTZ, Claudio Simon. Development and validation of the Scale of Obsessions and Compulsions for adolescents. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.1, pp.89-96. ISSN 1677-0471.

There is a shortage of instruments for assessment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescence. The aim of this paper is to present the construction and evidence of validity of the internal structure of the Scale for the Assessment of Obsessions and Compulsions of Teens from 11 to 17 years old. The scale was answered by 1022 students from public and private schools, with an average age of 14.2, 54% female. Factor analysis indicated that the scale consists of two factors. Factor 1 focuses sentences that represent cognitive phenomena and sensations related to the obsession / compulsion. Already Factor 2 refers to actions that may be indicators of compulsion. The scale has good accuracy indicators. One limitation is that the data is exclusive of the state's population. Further studies are recommended to investigate the clinical validity of the scale and the possibility of expanding the evidence of validity for other populations.

Keywords : obsessive-compulsive disorder; obsession; compulsion; psychometry; adolescence.

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