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The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Hairpulling Scale: 1. development and factor analyses.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Mass 02129, USA.
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (Impact Factor: 9.37). 02/1995; 64(3-4):141-5. DOI: 10.1159/000289003
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ABSTRACT We developed the MGH Hairpulling Scale to provide a brief, self-report instrument for assessing repetitive hairpulling. Seven individual items, rated for severity from 0 to 4, assess urges to pull, actual pulling, perceived control, and associated distress. We administered the scale to 119 consecutive patients with chronic hairpulling. Statistical analyses indicate that the seven items form a homogenous scale for the measurement of severity in this disorder.

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