The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hairpulling scale: 1. development and factor analyses

Nancy J. Keuthen, Richard L. O Sullivan, Joseph N. Ricciardi, David Shera, Cary R. Savage, Andrea S. Borgmann, Michael A. Jenike, Lee Baer

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Abstract

We developed the MGH Hairpulling Scale to provide a brief, self-report instrument for assessing repetitive hairpulling. Seven individual items, rated for severity from 0 to 4, assess urges to pull, actual pulling, perceived control, and associated distress. We administered the scale to 119 consecutive patients with chronic hairpulling. Statistical analyses indicate that the seven items form a homogenous scale for the measurement of severity in this disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-145
Number of pages5
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Volume64
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Keywords

  • Hairpulling
  • Self-report scale assessment
  • Trichotillomania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Keuthen, N. J., O Sullivan, R. L., Ricciardi, J. N., Shera, D., Savage, C. R., Borgmann, A. S., ... Baer, L. (1995). The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hairpulling scale: 1. development and factor analyses. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 64(3-4), 141-145. https://doi.org/10.1159/000289003

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hairpulling scale : 1. development and factor analyses. / Keuthen, Nancy J.; O Sullivan, Richard L.; Ricciardi, Joseph N.; Shera, David; Savage, Cary R.; Borgmann, Andrea S.; Jenike, Michael A.; Baer, Lee.

In: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Vol. 64, No. 3-4, 01.01.1995, p. 141-145.

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Keuthen, NJ, O Sullivan, RL, Ricciardi, JN, Shera, D, Savage, CR, Borgmann, AS, Jenike, MA & Baer, L 1995, 'The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hairpulling scale: 1. development and factor analyses', Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, vol. 64, no. 3-4, pp. 141-145. https://doi.org/10.1159/000289003
Keuthen, Nancy J. ; O Sullivan, Richard L. ; Ricciardi, Joseph N. ; Shera, David ; Savage, Cary R. ; Borgmann, Andrea S. ; Jenike, Michael A. ; Baer, Lee. / The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hairpulling scale : 1. development and factor analyses. In: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 1995 ; Vol. 64, No. 3-4. pp. 141-145.
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