Psychometric properties of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Patient Version.

  title={Psychometric properties of the Family Accommodation Scale for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Patient Version.},
  author={Monica S. Wu and Anthony Pinto and Betty Horng and Vicky Phares and Joseph F. McGuire and Robert F. Dedrick and Barbara Van Noppen and Lisa Calvocoressi and Eric A. Storch},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  volume={28 3},
In obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), family accommodation is a frequently occurring phenomenon that has been linked to attenuated treatment response, increased obsessive-compulsive symptom severity, and lower levels of functioning. No patient-report version of family accommodation exists, with available measures relying on relatives as informants. However, adult patients with OCD often present to clinical services alone, frequently making it impractical to obtain information from these… 

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