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Psicothema, 2011. Vol. Vol. 23 (nº 2). 330-335




Estructura factorial y fiabilidad de la adaptación española de la Escala Obsesivo-Compulsiva de Yale-Brown para niños y adolescentes en su versión de autoinforme (CY-BOCS-SR)

Antonio Godoy, Aurora Gavino, Lidia Valderrama, Carolina Quintero, M. Pilar Cobos, Yolanda Casado, M. Dolores Sosa y Juan I. Capafons

Universidad de Málaga y Universidad de La Laguna

El objetivo de la presente investigación ha sido adaptar a nuestro medio la «Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale - Self Report» (CY-BOCS-SR), una de las escalas más utilizadas para evaluar los comportamientos obsesivo-compulsivos. Para ello, tras traducirla, se han estudiado su invarianza factorial en niños y niñas, su fiabilidad y su relación con la edad. Por último, se presentan sus datos normativos. La muestra ha estado compuesta por 1.706 niños y adolescentes de la población general. Los resultados muestran que la composición factorial de la CY-BOCS-SR no se ajusta bien a la forma tradicional de corregirla distinguiendo tres escalas: severidad de la obsesión, severidad de la compulsión y puntuación total. La validez factorial y la fiabilidad de las escalas mejoran notablemente si los ítems relacionados con la resistencia a la obsesión y la compulsión se consideran como un factor distinto. Se concluye que la versión española que se presenta posee características psicométricas semejantes a las de la versión original inglesa.

Factor structure and reliability of the Spanish adaptation of the Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale - Self Report (CY-BOCS-SR). The aim of this study was the adaptation to Spanish of the «Children’s Yale–Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale - Self Report» (CY-BOCS-SR), one of the most frequently utilized scales in the assessment of obsessive-compulsive behaviors. After its translation to Spanish, its factor invariance in boys and girls, reliability, and relationship with the children’s age were examined. Lastly, normative data for this Spanish version are presented. The sample comprised 1,706 children and adolescents from the general population. Results show that the factor composition of the CY-BOCS-SR does not present a very good fit to the usual scoring of three scales were observed: Obsession Severity, Compulsion Severity, and total score. Results also show that the factor validity and reliability of the CY-BOCS-SR improve remarkably if items related to Resistance to Obsessions and Compulsions are considered a different factor from Severity. It is concluded that the Spanish version of the CY-BOCS-SR has similar psychometric characteristics as the original English version.

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Impact factor 2022:  JCR WOS 2022:  FI = 3.6 (Q2);  JCI = 1.21 (Q1) / SCOPUS 2022:  SJR = 1.097;  CiteScore = 6.4 (Q1)