The Psychometric Properties of the Inferential Confusion Scale Based in Turkish Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

YORULMAZ O., Dirik G., Karaali O., Uvez E.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.21, no.2, pp.135-142, 2010 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u6137
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-142
  • Keywords: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Inferential Confusion, Obsessive Beliefs, Psychometric Properties, INVENTORY, BELIEFS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Objective: Among the influential cognitive factors in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), inferential confusion is a cognitive bias, which is described as the acceptance of possibilities as reality in contrast to sensory information. The present study aimed to determine the role of this construct in a clinical sample, and to test the cross-cultural validity of inferential confusion and to determine the psychometric properties of the Inferential Confusion Scale (ICS) in a Turkish clinical sample.