Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale

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Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale

The Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) is one of the most popular measures of symptom severity for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This study describes the factor structure of the CY-BOCS. A total of 233 children diagnosed with OCD were evaluated with the CY-BOCS. The results indicated that two alternate 2-factor solutions (obsessions and compulsions; severity and disturbance) fit the data set best. The results also suggested that items assessing resistance to obsessions and compulsions provide unreliable evaluations of these symptoms in children with OCD. Recommendations for modifications to the CY-BOCS and clinical applications and future research with the measure are made.

Developed in 1997; Modified from Y-BOCS and the Children’s Y-BOCS developed in 1986


Scahill L; Riddle MA; McSwiggin-Hardin M; Ort SI; Goodman WK; Leckman JF; Cicchetti DV


Wayne K. Goodman, MD © 1986


  • To assess the symptom severity of OCD
  • Therapeutic area
  • Mental Disorders
  • Therapeutic indication
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Type of Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA)

  •  ClinRO

 Original language(s)

English for the USA


14 translation(s)

Bibliographic reference(s) of the original questionnaire


  • Scahill L, Riddle MA, McSwiggin-Hardin M, Ort SI, King RA, Goodman WK, Cicchetti D, Leckman JF. Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: reliability and validity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997 Jun;36(6):844-52 (PubMed Abstract)


  • Goodman WK, Price LH, Rasmussen SA, Mazure C, Fleischmann RL, Hill CL, Heninger GR, Charney DS. The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale. I. Development, use, and reliability. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1989 Nov;46(11):1006-11 (PubMed Abstract)
  • Goodman WK, Price LH, Rasmussen SA, Mazure C, Delgado P, Heninger GR, Charney DS. The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale. II. Validity. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1989 Nov;46(11):1012-6 (PubMed Abstract)



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