Volume 17, Issue 4 (Winter 2012)                   IJPCP 2012, 17(4): 304-312 | Back to browse issues page

XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Shahjoee T, Mahmood Aliloo M, Bakhshipour Roodsari A, Fakhari A. Intolerance of Uncertainty and Worry among Patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder . IJPCP. 2012; 17 (4) :304-312
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1454-en.html
1- MA. in Clinical Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology, , shahjoee_daye63@yahoo.com
2- PhD. in Clinical Psychology, Associate Prof. Tabriz University
3- Psychiatrist, Associate Prof. Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (7956 Views)

Objectives: The aim of the present study was to compare intolerance of uncertainty and worry among patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and normal individuals. Method: Thirty one patients with GAD, thirty one patients with OCD and thirty one normal individuals were selected via inconvenient sampling. Data gathering was done using Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS) and Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ). The data were analyzed in multivariate analysis of variance model (MANOVA). Results: The results showed significant differences in the subscales “uncertainty leads to the inability to act” and “uncertainty is stressful and upsetting”, and in “worry” between three groups of GAD, OCD and normal (p<0.0001). The differences between OCD and GAD groups with normal group were significant in intolerance of uncertainty and two subscales: “unexpected events are negative and person should avoid them” and “uncertainty is unfair (p<0.0001). Conclusion: Intolerance of uncertainty is a common feature of OCD and GAD. Coping strategies for decreasing uncertainty differentiate these two disorders.  

Full-Text [PDF 197 kb]   (4076 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/05/2

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA code

Send email to the article author


© 2018 All Rights Reserved | Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb