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Title: Influence of specific obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions on strategic planning in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
Other Titles: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Authors: Pinto, Paula Sanders Pereira
Iego, Sandro
Nunes, Samantha
Menezes, Hemanny
Mastrorosa, Rosana Sávio
Oliveira, Irismar Reis de
Rosário, Maria Conceição do
Keywords: Obsessive-compulsive disorder;Evaluation;Signs and symptoms;Executive function;Strategic planning
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Abstract: Objective: This study investigates obsessive-compulsive disorder patients in terms of strategic planning and its association with specific obsessivecompulsive symptom dimensions. Method: We evaluated 32 obsessivecompulsive disorder patients. Strategic planning was assessed by the Rey- Osterrieth Complex Figure Test, and the obsessive-compulsive dimensions were assessed by the Dimensional Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. In the statistical analyses, the level of significance was set at 5%. We employed linear regression, including age, intelligence quotient, number of comorbidities, the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale score, and the Dimensional Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. Results: The Dimensional Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale “worst-ever” score correlated significantly with the planning score on the copy portion of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test (r = 0.4, p = 0.04) and was the only variable to show a significant association after linear regression (β = 0.55, t = 2.1, p = 0.04). Compulsive hoarding correlated positively with strategic planning (r = 0.44, p = 0.03). None of the remaining symptom dimensions presented any significant correlations with strategic planning. Conclusion: We found the severity of obsessive-compulsive symptoms to be associated with strategic planning. In addition, there was a significant positive association between the planning score on the copy portion of the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test copy score and the hoarding dimension score on the Dimensional Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale. Our results underscore the idea that obsessive-compulsive disorder is a heterogeneous disorder and suggest that the hoarding dimension has a specific neuropsychological profile. Therefore, it is important to assess the peculiarities of each obsessive-compulsive symptom dimension.
Description: p. 40 - 46
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/5507
ISSN: 1809-452X
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