Validation of the Russianversion of the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) in Population and Clinical Samples



Relevance. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the third most common psychiatric disorder, potentially disabling with significant social and economic consequences. In Russia, little attention is paid to the study of OCD, which leads to the problem of differential diagnosis and effective treatment of OCD. One of the reasons for the insufficient attention to OCD is the lack of validated Russian questionnaires for diagnosing OCD. The purpose of this work is the initial validation of a translated version of the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI). Characteristics of the surveyed groups. A population-based sample of 300 students (212 women and 88 men) and a clinical sample of 13 patients with anxiety and depressive disorders (8 women and 5 men) and 13 patients with OCD (11 women and 2 men) participated in the study. Severity of OCD symptoms were assessed with the translated version of Maudsley questionnaire. Results. According to our data, the MOCI questionnaire allows to differentiate reliably (p = 0,027) patients with OCD from patients with anxiety-depressive disorders and can be suitable as a primary diagnostic test for identifying OCD patients (p < 0,05) and the risk group. The reliability and convergent validity of the questionnaire were shown.

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Keywords: Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Symptom Inventory (MOCI) scale

Journal rubric: Testing and Validating Instruments

Article type: scientific article


Received: 24.03.2022


For citation: Karpov D.S., Karpova M.S., Popova S.P., Kholmogorova A.B. Validation of the Russianversion of the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory (MOCI) in Population and Clinical Samples. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2022. Vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 21–41. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2022300303. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Dmitry S. Karpov, PhD in Biology, no, Senior researcher, Laboratory of intracellular proteolysis regulation, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Senior researcher,, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Maria S. Karpova, PhD in Biology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Svetlana P. Popova, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alla B. Kholmogorova, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Leading Researcher, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry (A Branch of the National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology), Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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