Searchable Title

Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview (HRS-I) (appears in: A Brief Interview for Assessing Compulsive Hoarding: The Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview) ; Copyright: Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Searchable Authors

D F. Tolin
R O. Frost
G Steketee

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Tolin, D. F.; Frost, R. O.; Steketee, G.

Title, Section

Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview (HRS-I) (appears in: A Brief Interview for Assessing Compulsive Hoarding: The Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview) ; Copyright: Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Publication Year

2010

Journal Title

Psychiatry Research

Volume

178

Issue

1

Pages

147-52

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 20452042

DOI

10.1016/j.psychres.2009.05.001

Abstract

This article describes the development and validation of the Hoarding Rating Scale-Interview (HRS-I), a brief (5-10 min) five-item semi-structured interview that assesses the features of compulsive hoarding (clutter, difficulty discarding, acquisition, distress and impairment). Trained interviewers administered the HRS-I to 136 adults (73 compulsive hoarding, 19 OCD, 44 non-clinical controls) along with a battery of self-report measures. An initial assessment was conducted in the clinic, and a second assessment was conducted in participants' homes. The HRS-I showed high internal consistency and reliability across time and context. The HRS-I clearly differentiated hoarding and non-hoarding participants, and was strongly associated with other measures of hoarding. It is concluded that the HRS-I is a promising measure for determining the presence and severity of compulsive hoarding.

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