The Mediating Role of Depressive Symptom Severity in the Relationship between Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Quality of Life

  •  Soon Lee    
  •  Cai Tam    
  •  Beng Song    
  •  Tina Neik    


The present study investigated the mediating role of depressive symptom severity in the relationship betweenOCD severity and quality of life (QoL) with Malaysian sample. A total of 126 Malaysians were required tocomplete the questionnaires given, which measure for different aspects of QoL, OCD and depression severity.The results revealed that depression severity and OCD severity were positively correlated. OCD severity wasnegatively correlated with physical functioning, emotional well-being, social functioning and general health. Inaddition, depression severity mediated the relationship between OCD severity and emotional well-being andsocial functioning.

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