Prenatal Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (PreOCS)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala obsessivo-compulsiva Prenatal

Original Version

Lord, Rieder, Hall, Soares, & Steiner (2011)

Portuguese Version

Araújo, Macedo, Azevedo, (…) Pereira (2021)

General Description

Self-report questionnaire that evaluates the severity and interference of specific pregnancy-related obsessions and compulsions. PreOCS has 3 factors: F1 Interference, F2 Compulsions’ severity and F3 Obsessions’ severity.

  • Araújo, A., Macedo, A., Azevedo, J., Xavier, S., Soares, M. J., Cabaços, C., Marques, M., & Pereira, A. T. (2021). The Prenatal Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: Psychometric and descriptive study in a Portuguese sample. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 29, 100638. Doi:10.1016/j.jocrd.2021.100638

  • Lord, C., Rieder, A., Hall, G. B. C., Soares, C. N., & Steiner, M. (2011). Piloting the Perinatal Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (POCS): Development and validation. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(8), 1079–1084. Doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.07.005


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