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Questionnaire about Buying Behavior (QABB)
Please email the author for information about obtaining the instrument: Dr. Michel Lejoyeux,
Supplemental: Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The Questionnaire About Buying Behavior (QABB) is a 19-item self-rated questionnaire that assesses buying behaviors based on the McElroy Diagnostic Criteria for Compulsive Buying.
Comments/Special Instructions
This questionnaire has not been used in PD. It does not measure severity. This questionnaire is recommended as Supplemental since there is not a PD-specific measure for compulsive buying.
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
Scoring: The patient must answer 19 yes or no questions that represent basic features of compulsive buying. Subjects with a score greater than nine are considered compulsive buyers.
Psychometric Properties: No psychometrics available.
Strengths: The questionnaire is based on McElroy Diagnostic Criteria for Compulsive Buying and assesses the behavior itself and its consequences.
Weaknesses: It is not validated in PD, McElroy criteria based on DSM-III-R.
Key References:
Lejoyeux M, Tassain V, Solomon J, Adès J. Study of compulsive buying in depressed patients. J Clin Psychiatry. 1997 Apr;58(4):169-73.
Lejoyeux M, Richoux-Benhaim C, Betizeau A, Lequen V, Lohnhardt H. Money Attitude, Self-esteem, and Compulsive Buying in a Population of Medical Students. Front Psychiatry. 2011 Mar 30;2:13.
Lejoyeux M, Weinstein A. Compulsive buying. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2010 Sep;36(5):248-53.
Document last updated August 2022