The And Of Eating Disorders

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Introduction
The EDI, as a multifaceted instrument and as one of the most widely used assessment tools, provides a standardized rating scale, which is used internationally (Garner, 1984). Eating disorder specialists frequently use EDI with adolescents who experience symptoms and present psychological features of eating disorders. According to the user’s manual, EDI-3 asses associated risk factors and outcomes of treatment and it can be used to assess the DSM-IV-TR diagnoses of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (Garner, 2004). However, the EDI-3 does not assess Binge Eating Disorders (Atlas, 2007). The EDI-3 is appropriate to use with females ages 13-53 (2007). In addition, EDI is used internationally not only in clinical settings but in research too (Clausen, Rosenvinge, Friborg, & Rokkedal, 2011). EDI is constructed to inventory the severity of eating disorders (Garner, 1984).
Test History

Test 2- Eating Disorder Inventory
The initial eating disorder inventory identification test was developed by David M. Garner in 1983 (Clausen, Rosenvinge, Friborg, & Rokkedal, 2011). Since 1983, there have been two revisions. The first revision is Eating Inventory Two (EDI-2), which was completed in 1991. The second revision is Eating inventory three (EDI-3), which was completed in 2004 (Clausen et al., 2011). There are two additional forms of EDI-3: EDI-3 Symptom Checklist (EDI-3 SC) and EDI-3 Referral Form (EDI-3RF). The EDI-3 SC is a self…
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