Obsessive Compulsive Inventory - Revised (OCI-R)

The OCI-R is a self-rating scale that is designed to assess the severity and type of symptoms of those potentially dealing with OCD.

Before you begin the test, read the following definitions of “obessions” and “compulsions.”

are unwelcome or distressing ideas, thoughts, images or impulses that repeatedly enter your mind. They may seem to occur against your will. They may be repugnant to you, are often senseless, and may not fit your actual personality at all (for example, the recurrent thought or impulse to harm to your children, even though you never would).

are behaviors or acts that you feel driven to perform, even though you may recognize them as senseless or excessive. At times, you may try to resist doing them, but this may prove difficult. You may experience anxiety that does not diminish until the behavior is completed.

The following statements refer to experiences that many people have in their everyday lives. Select the answer that best describes how much that experience has distressed or bothered you during the past month.

  Not at all A little Moderately A lot Extremely
1. I have saved up so many things that they get in the way.
2. I check things more often than necessary.
3. I get upset if objects are not arranged properly.
4. I feel compelled to count while I am doing things.
5. I find it difficult to touch an object when I know it has been touched by strangers or certain people.
6. I find it difficult to control my own thoughts.
7. I collect things I don’t need.
8. I repeatedly check doors, windows, drawers, etc.
9. I get upset if others change the way I have arranged things.
10. I feel I have to repeat certain numbers.
11. I sometimes have to wash or clean myself simply because I feel contaminated.
12. I am upset by unpleasant thoughts that come into my mind against my will.
13. I avoid throwing things away because I am afraid I might need them later.
14. I repeatedly check gas and water taps and light switches after turning them off.
15. I need things to be arranged in a particular way.
16. I feel that there are good and bad numbers.
17. I wash my hands more often and longer than necessary.
18. I frequently get nasty thoughts and have difficulty in getting rid of them.
  1. EB Foa, Huppert JD, S Leiberg, G Hajcak, R Langner, et al. The Obsessive Compulsive Inventory: Development and validation of a short version. 14 Psychological Assessment 485-496 ().