A Computer-Administered Version of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale

Rochelle Rosenfeld, Reuven Dar*, Don Anderson, Kenneth A. Kobak, John H. Greist

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The Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) was converted to an interactive computer-administered format. To examine its utility, the computer version of the Y-BOCS was administered in a design counterbalanced with the clinician-administered version to a sample of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), patients with other anxiety disorders, and nonpatient controls. The computer-administered version of the Y-BOCS correlated highly with the clinician-administered version, especially in the OCD sample, and showed equal ability to distinguish OCD patients from subjects in the other two groups. It was also well understood and liked by subjects, who showed no preference for the clinician interview over the computer interview.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Assessment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992


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