Development of the COVID-19-Specific Obsessive Compulsive Symptoms Scale with Various Validity and Reliability Proofs

Avsar A., AVŞAR V.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE THERAPY, vol.16, no.1, pp.58-80, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41811-022-00155-9
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-80
  • Keywords: COVID-19, Obsessive-compulsive symptoms, Scale development, Validity, Reliability, COVID-19, IMPACT, DISORDERS, INVENTORY, ANXIETY
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The COVID-19 epidemic, which spread rapidly around the world, has had a significant negative impact on mental health. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) issues are among the main mental health effects of COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to develop a brief measurement tool that reliably and validly measures obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms in people with COVID-19. A total of 483 people took part in the research online. Individuals with aberrant item scores were excluded, and a series of validity and reliability analyses were performed to determine the psychometric properties of the COVID-19-specific obsessive compulsive symptoms scale (C19-OCS). C19-OCS was found to be a valid and reliable measure for assessing OC symptoms in relation to COVID-19. Mental health professionals could use C19-OCS to develop evidence-based intervention strategies and programs.