Test Critique : Eating Disorder Inventory

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Test Critique: Eating Disorder Inventory
Angelic Mayers
Stephen F. Austin State University Test Critique: Eating Disorder Inventory The Eating Disorder Inventory was developed in 1983 by David M. Garner, Marion P. Olmstead, and Janet Polivy but was officially published in 1984. The original Eating Disorder Inventory assessment was created for the sole purpose of evaluating the “psychological and behavioral traits common in anorexia nervosa and bulimia” (Garner, Olmstead, & Polivy, p.15, 1983). The researchers wanted to develop yet another instrument aimed at eating disorders because the previous instruments were only used for inpatient clients or intended for the behavioral aspects of anorexia nervosa in particular. The researchers felt that bulimia was not being accounted for in previous assessments and that the depth of these disorders was much more complex than the previous assessments were exploring. They felt that they needed to develop an instrument to measure various other traits in order to properly treat individuals with eating disorders. The EDI is a personality assessment instrument and it is primarily used in a clinical setting to determine the potential presence of an eating disorder in a client (Garner, Olmstead, & Polivy, p 173, 1983). The Eating Disorder Inventory can be administered to any individual that is 12 years old and over. The norming group for this particular assessment was adults and adolescents with disordered…

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