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Questionnaire about Buying Behavior (QABB)
Availability
Please email the authors for information about obtaining the instrument: michel.lejoyeux@bch.aphp.fr
Classification
Supplemental: Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The Questionnaire About Buying Behavior (QABB) is a 19-item self-rated questionnaire that measures severity of buying behaviors based on the Mcelroy Diagnostic Criteria for Compulsive Buying.
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.
References
Lejoyeux M, Tassain V, Solomon J, Adès J. Study of compulsive buying in depressed patients. J Clin Psychiatry. 1997;58(4):169-173.
 
Lejoyeux M, Weinstein A. Compulsive Buying. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2010;36(5):248-253.
 
Lejoueux 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;2:13.
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