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ERIC Number: EJ944617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0890-8567
Defining Treatment Response and Remission in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Signal Detection Analysis of the Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale
Storch, Eric A.; Lewin, Adam B.; De Nadai, Alessandro S.; Murphy, Tanya K.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v49 n7 p708-717 Jul 2010
Objective: To examine the optimal Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) percent reduction cutoffs for predicting treatment response and clinical remission among children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Method: Youth with OCD (N = 109; range 7 to 19 years) received 14 sessions of weekly or intensive family-based CBT as part of previously published studies or through the standard clinical flow at our facility. Assessments were conducted before and after treatment and included the CY-BOCS, response and remission status on the Clinical Global Impressions Scale, and the Child Obsessive-Compulsive Impact Scale. Results: Maximally efficient CY-BOCS cutoffs were observed at a 25% reduction for treatment response, a 45% to 50% reduction for symptom remission, and a CY-BOCS score of 14 when considering raw scores. OCD-related impairment improved as a function of treatment response and symptom remission. Conclusions: These data indicate that a CY-BOCS reduction of 25% appears to be optimal for determining treatment response, a reduction of 45% to 50% appears to be optimal for detecting symptom remission, and a CY-BOCS raw score of 14 best reflects remission after treatment. Clinical trials should employ a consistent definition of treatment response for cross-study comparability. Clinicians can use these values for treatment planning decisions. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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