Eurasian J Med. 2023 Oct;55(3):243-248. doi: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2023.23102.
OBJECTIVE: The Children’s Saving Inventory (CSI) is a measurement tool developed to assess hoarding behavior in children. This study aims to investigate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the CSI in a clinical sample of children and adolescents.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample consisted of 52 children and adolescents diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder in the 8-17 age group and their families. As a structured diagnostic interview, the Development and Well-Being Assessment (DAWBA) was applied to all participants included in the research. Hoarding disorder (HD) diagnosis was made clinically by considering the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) diagnostic criteria. The Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive- Compulsive Scale Symptom Checklist (CY-BOCS) was administered by an experienced clinician. The parents and children filled out the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory-Child Version (OCI-CV) and CSI scales independently.
RESULTS: The 20-item CSI Turkish version demonstrated good internal consistency. This 4-factor structure of the scale was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. Children’s Saving Inventory showed convergent and discriminant validity with the OCI-CV and CY-BOCS subscales, and the higher CSI total scores in children and adolescents diagnosed with HD confirmed the construct validity.
CONCLUSION: These findings support the use of the CSI Turkish version as a valid and reliable scale to investigate the hoarding behavior of children and adolescents in a clinical sample. In addition, the CSI Turkish version is currently the only validated instrument to evaluate hoarding behavior in children and adolescents, as rated by parents in Türkiye.