Is Reassurance Seeking Specific to OCD? Adaptation Study of the Turkish Version of Reassurance Seeking Questionnaire in Clinical and Non-Clinical Samples

Haciomeroglu B., İNÖZÜ MERMERKAYA M.

BEHAVIOURAL AND COGNITIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY, vol.47, no.3, pp.363-385, 2019 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1352465818000462
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.363-385
  • Keywords: reassurance seeking, obsessive compulsive disorder, Reassurance Seeking Questionnaire, anxiety disorders, depression, OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, FAMILY ACCOMMODATION, PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES, INVENTORY, SYMPTOMS, BEHAVIOR, RESPONSIBILITY, EXPRESSION, PATTERNS, GUILT
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Reassurance seeking in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a kind of neutralization behaviour that causes considerable interpersonal conflicts. Aims: The purpose of this study was to conduct the adaptation of the Reassurance Seeking Questionnaire (ReSQ; Kobori and Salkovskis, 2013) into the Turkish language, and to examine its psychometric properties. Moreover, we aimed to identify the specificity of reassurance seeking to OCD, as opposed to other anxiety disorders and depression. Method: Five groups of participants (OCD, anxiety disorders, depression, healthy control groups, and a university student sample) were administered ReSQ, Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire, Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Revised Form, State and Trait Anger Expression Inventory, Guilt Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory and State Trait Anxiety Inventory-Trait Form. Results: The findings revealed acceptable test-retest and internal consistency coefficients, and also good construct, convergent, discriminant and criterion validity information for the Turkish version of the ReSQ scales. Results also revealed some aspects of reassurance seeking specific to OCD as opposed to other anxiety disorders and depression. Conclusion: The results of the present study indicated a good reliability and validity information for the Turkish version of the ReSQ, supporting the cross-cultural nature of the scale.