Volume 10, Issue 4 (Autumn 2022)                   PCP 2022, 10(4): 275-278 | Back to browse issues page

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Abbasi Jondani J. COVID-19 Pandemic and the Questionable Validity of Obsessive-Compulsive Questionnaires. PCP 2022; 10 (4) :275-278
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-794-en.html
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran. , j.abbasi70@edu.ui.ac.ir
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives and even the scientific fields. Most of the COVID-19 preventative strategies, such as basic hygiene, are similar to concerns of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, especially those with contamination fears. The obsessive-compulsive (OC) questionnaires typically have several items about basic hygiene. The contamination/cleaning/washing subscales of all well-known OC questionnaires were inspected in terms of their similarity to the COVID-19 preventative strategies. In this paper, I discussed the way this similarity may threaten the validity of OC questionnaires along with the potential solutions.
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Psychometric
Received: 2021/11/11 | Accepted: 2022/09/10 | Published: 2022/10/1

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