Validity of the eating disorders examination questionnaire when used with adolescents with bulimia and atypical nervosa

Pretorius, N. and Waller, G. and Arcelus, Jon and Beecham, J.K. (2009) Validity of the eating disorders examination questionnaire when used with adolescents with bulimia and atypical nervosa. Eating and Weight Disorders, 14 (4). pp. 243-248. ISSN 1590-1262.. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To validate the online questionnaire form of the Eating Disorders Examination (EDE-Q) against the interview version (EDE) in a clinic and community sample of adolescents with bulimia nervosa (BN) or atypical BN (eating disorder not otherwise specified with bulimic features – EDNOS-BN). METHOD: Adolescents with BN (N=58) or EDNOS-BN (N=37) completed the EDE over the telephone and the EDE-Q online. RESULTS: There were moderate to high correlations between the attitudinal scales. Eating was rated as more pathological on the EDE-Q than the EDE, except dietary restraint. As in research among adults, agreement between the two measures was low regarding binge eating episodes, but better for vomiting episodes. When compared with the EDE, the EDE-Q attitudinal scales were more valid for BN than for EDNOS-BN patients, and more valid for the clinic sample. CONCLUSION: The online version of the EDE-Q has partial validity for use with adolescents. The EDE-Q might be reporting a more accurate description of current status, as it avoids possible filtering and approval aspects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 10:20
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 08:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24897 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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