Taboo thoughts and doubt/checking: A refinement of the factor structure for obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms

Anthony Pinto, Jane L. Eisen, Maria C. Mancebo, Benjamin D. Greenberg, Robert L. Stout, Steven A. Rasmussen

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Abstract

The purpose of this report was to improve upon earlier factor analyses of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) symptom categories by minimizing the heterogeneity in the aggressive obsessions category. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted on data from 293 adults with primary OCD. The resulting five factors (Symmetry/Ordering, Hoarding, Doubt/Checking, Contamination/Cleaning, and Taboo Thoughts) are phenomenologically more homogeneous than prior category-based factors and are consistent with those derived in previous item-level analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume151
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Factor analysis
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Symptoms

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