Padua Inventory – Washington State University Revision (PI-WSUR)

The following statements refer to thoughts and behaviors which may occur to everyone in everyday life. For each statement‚
Choose the reply which best seems to fit you and the degree of disturbance which such thoughts or behaviors may cr‎eate. Rate your replies as follows:
0= Not at all‚ 1=  A little‚ 2=  Quite a lot‚ 3=  A lot‚ 4=Very much
1.      I feel my hands are dirty when I touch money
2.      I think even slight contact with bodily secretions (perspiration‚ saliva‚ urine‚ etc.) may contaminate my clothes or somehow harm me
3.      I find it difficult to touch an object when I know it has been touched by strangers or by certain people
4.      I find it difficult to touch garbage or dirty things
5.      I avoid using public toilets because I am afraid of disease and contamination
6.      I avoid using public telephones because I am afraid of contagion and disease
7.      I wash my hands more often and longer than necessary
8.      I sometimes have to wash or clean myself simply because I think I may be dirty or ‘contaminated’
9.      If I touch something I think is ‘contaminated’ I immediately have to wash or clean myself
10. If an animal touches me I feel dirty and immediately have to wash myself or change my clothing..
11. I feel obliged to follow a particular order in dressing‚ undressing and washing myself
12. Before going to sleep I have to do certain things in a certain order
13. Before going to bed I have to hang up or fold my clothes in a special way
14. I have to do things several times before I think they are properly done
15. I tend to keep on checking things more often than necessary
16. I check and re-check gas and water taps and light switches after turning them off
17. I return home to check doors‚ windows‚ drawers‚ etc. to make sure they are properly shut
18. I keep on checking forms‚ documents‚ cheques in detail to make sure I have filled them in correctly
19. I keep on going back to see that matches‚ cigarettes‚ etc. are properly extinguished.
20. When I handle money I count and recount it several times
21. I check letters carefully many times before posting them
22. Sometimes I am not sure I have done things which in fact I know I have done
23. When I read‚ I have the impression I have missed something important and must go back and re-read the passage at least two or three times
24. I imagine catastrophic consequences as a result of absentmindedness or minor errors which I make
25. I think or worry at length about ha‎ving hurt someone without knowing it.
26. When I hear about a disaster‚ I think somehow it is my fault
27. I sometimes worry at length for no reason that I have hurt myself or have some disease
28. I get upset or worried at the sight of knives‚ daggers‚ and other pointed objects.
29. When I hear about suicide or crime‚ I am upset for a long time and find it difficult to stop thinking about it
30. I invent useless worries about germs and disease
31. When I look down from a bridge or a very high window‚ I feel an impulse to throw myself into space
32. When I see a train approaching‚ I sometimes think I could throw myself under it’s wheels
33. At certain moments‚ I am tempted to tear my clothes off in public
34. While driving I sometimes feel an impulse to drive the car into someone or something..
35. Seeing weapons excites me and makes me think violent thoughts
36. I sometimes feel the need to break or damage things for no reason
37. I sometimes have an impulse to steal other people’s belongings‚ even if they are of no use to me…
38. I am sometimes almost irresistibly tempted to steal something from the supermarket
39. I sometimes have an impulse to hurt defenseless children or animals.
Reference for the psychometric properties of the revision:

Burns‚ G.L. (1995). Padua Inventory-Washington State University Revision. Pullman‚ WA: Author. (Available from G. Leonard Burns‚ Department of Psychology‚ Washington State University‚ Pullman‚ WA 99164-4820)

Burns‚ G.L.‚ Keortge‚ S.‚ Formea‚ G.‚ & Sternberger‚ L.G. (1996). Revision of the Padua Inventory of obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms: Distinctions between worry‚ obsessions‚ and compulsions

Behavior Research and Therapy‚ 34‚ 163-173.
1.            Contamination obsessions and washing compulsions subscale:
                Items: 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9‚ 10
2.            Dressing/grooming compulsions subscale:
                Items: 11‚ 12‚ 13
3.            Checking compulsions subscale:
                Items: 14‚ 15‚ 16‚ 17‚ 18‚ 19‚ 20‚ 21‚ 22‚ 23
4.            Obsessional thoughts of harm to self/others subscale:
                Items: 24‚ 25‚ 26‚ 27‚ 28‚ 29‚ 30
5.            Obsessional impulses to harm self/others subscale:
                Items: 31‚ 32‚ 33‚ 34‚ 35‚ 36‚ 37‚ 38‚ 39