A clinical study of multi-dimensional model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Sudesh Khurana, S C Bhargav, Krishan Kumar, Purushottam ., Rajiv Gupta


The present study was conducted with an aim to study multi – dimensional model of OCD and to find relation of OCD symptom severity with insight. Study was done on 100 patients of OCD who attended psychiatry OPD for first time with age range between 14-60 years. The data was collected using Y-BOCS and insight scale. The data was analysed using SPSS software. The findings of study are: Out of a total of 100 patients 56% were male and 44% were female. Most of the patients were having severity ranging from moderate to severe and correlation analysis between severity score of OCD and insight score showed positive correlation. The contamination obsessions (29.93%) were most common obsessions in sample, followed by aggression (27%), pathological doubts (15.2%), sexual (7.3%), preoccupation with symmetry 6.9%, religious 5.1% and hoarding obsessions (1.63%). Cleaning and washing were most common compulsion forming 40.4% of the total, followed by checking (23.5%), miscellaneous (13.2%) and hoarding compulsions forming 1.4% of total compulsion. By factor analysis 16 factors with eigen value more than one were found but the overall significant observed factors were 6, when cut off point for factor loading was taken as correlation of ³0.50. 


OCD, Insight

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