Dimensionen zwangsspezifischer Einstellungen der Obsessive-Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) für den Deutschen Sprachraum analysiert

Translated title of the contribution: The dimensions of obsessive beliefs. An analysis of the Obsessive-Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) for the German language area

Andrea Ertle*, Karina Wahl, Antje Bohne, Steffen Moritz, Andreas Kordon, Dietmar Schulte

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Abstract

Background: Dysfunctional beliefs and the resulting interpretations of intrusions are the core element of the cognitive-behavioral model of OCD. Objective: The structure and psychometric properties of a German version of the Obsessive-Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ), which aims to assess these, were examined. Methods: Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses were applied to item responses collected in a non clinical (n = 247) as well as a clinical (n = 188) sample. Internal consistency, retest reliability, and convergent, discriminant, as well as criterion-related validity were examined. Results: The original structure could not be replicated and a reduction of the item pool was carried out. The shortened scales demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity characteristics. Conclusions: Analyses suggest the implementation of a shortened version of the OBQ for the German translation.

Translated title of the contributionThe dimensions of obsessive beliefs. An analysis of the Obsessive-Beliefs Questionnaire (OBQ) for the German language area
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dysfunctional beliefs
  • Factor analysis
  • OBQ
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

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