Brief Description of the Tool The Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q; Fairburn &

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Brief Description of the Tool The Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q; Fairburn & Belgin, 1994) is a 36 item, self-report measure of the core cognitive and behavioural features of eating disorders. It can be used in the diagnosis of Anorexia, Bulimia Nervosa and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (Allen, Byrne, Lampard, Watson, & Fursland, 2011). It can also be used to measure change in symptoms over the course of treatment. It is a parallel form of the Eating Disorders Examination (EDE; Fairburn & Cooper, 1993), a widely used semi-structured interview of eating disorder psychopathology, providing a more efficient and cost-effective…show more content…
See the following references for norms depending on the client population being tested: Client Population Reference Young Adolescent Girls Carter, Stewart, and Fairburn (2001) Young Adult Women Mond, Rodgers, and Owen (2006) Young Adult Males Lavendar, Young, and Anderson (2010) Reliability. Studies have found the EDE-Q to have satisfactory test-retest reliability, temporal stability and internal consistency (Berg, Peterson, Frazier, & Scott, 2012; Rose, Vaewsorn, Rosselli- Navarra, Wilson, & Weissman, 2013; Oyvind et al., 2010; Luce & Crowther, 1999). Validity. A systematic review by Berg, et al. (2012) supports the validity of the EDE-Q. In particular its validity in the following areas was noted: • The Ability to Detect Group Differences. Scores on the EDE-Q successfully differentiated between cases and non-cases of eating disorders. • Convergence with assessment of similar constructs. The EDE-Q was found to correlate with measures of similar constructs. • Convergence with Daily Food Records. Reporting of behavioural frequency items of the EDE-Q was also compared to Daily Food Records, and was found to have positive correlations on reporting of Objective Bulimic Episodes, Subjective Bulimic Episodes and Objective Overeating Episodes Guide for Administration The EDE-Q is a brief self-report questionnaire that can be administered to clinical and nonclinical populations, without the requirement of any

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