Latent class analysis of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in a clinical sample

ATLİ A., Boysan M., Cetinkaya N., BULUT M., BEZ Y.

COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY, vol.55, no.3, pp.604-612, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2013.08.029
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.604-612
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is probably a heterogeneous condition. To date, research investigating the symptom structure of OCD has generally focused on variable-classification approaches, primarily factor analysis. Our aim was to use the latent class analysis, an advanced individual-classification method, in order to define homogeneous sub-groups based on the Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Check List (Y-BOCS CL) assessments within 193 outpatients with OCD.