CY-BOCS-Parent - Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale - Parent Report


The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale - Parent Report is a version of the original clinician-administered CY-BOCS that is designed to be completed by the parent.

It is a 10-item scale of pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder symptoms and severity.

Special Instructions

Choose the answers that best describe the child over the past week.

Once the patient has submitted it, you my preview it on the uninitialed documents tab in the EMR. However, do not initial it or it won't later be pulled into your MobileNote.

Scores Produced

  • Compulsion subtotal
  • CY-BOCS total
  • Obsession subtotal


  • 0-7 - Subclinical
  • 8-15 - Mild
  • 16-23 - Moderate
  • 24-31 - Severe
  • 32-40 - Extreme


Scahill L, Riddle MA, McSwiggin-Hardin M, Ort SI, King RA, Goodman WK et al. Children's Yale–Brown obsessive–compulsive scale: Reliability and validity. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 1997;36: 844–852

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