Development and validation of a multidimensional eating disorder inventory for anorexia nervosa and bulimia

Development and validation of a multidimensional eating disorder inventory for anorexia nervosa... The development and validation of a new measure, the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) is described. The EDI is a 64 item, self‐report, multiscale measure designed for the assessment of psychological and behavioral traits common in anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia. The EDI consists of eight sub‐scales measuring: 1) Drive for Thinness, 2) Bulimia, 3) Body Dissatisfaction, 4) Ineffectiveness, 5) Perfectionism, 6) Interpersonal Distrust, 7) Interoceptive Awareness and 8) Maturity Fears. Reliability (internal consistency) is established for all subscales and several indices of validity are presented. First, AN patients (N = 113) are differentiated from female comparison (FC) subjects (N = 577) using a cross‐validation procedure. Secondly, patient self‐report subscale scores agree with clinician ratings of subscale traits. Thirdly, clinically recovered AN patients score similarly to FCs on all subscales. Finally, convergent and discriminate validity are established for subscales. The EDI was also administered to groups of normal weight bulimic women, obese, and normal weight but formerly obese women, as well as a male comparison group. Group differences are reported and the potential utility of the EDI is discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Eating Disorders Wiley

Development and validation of a multidimensional eating disorder inventory for anorexia nervosa and bulimia

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1983 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0276-3478
eISSN
1098-108X
DOI
10.1002/1098-108X(198321)2:2<15::AID-EAT2260020203>3.0.CO;2-6
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Abstract

The development and validation of a new measure, the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) is described. The EDI is a 64 item, self‐report, multiscale measure designed for the assessment of psychological and behavioral traits common in anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia. The EDI consists of eight sub‐scales measuring: 1) Drive for Thinness, 2) Bulimia, 3) Body Dissatisfaction, 4) Ineffectiveness, 5) Perfectionism, 6) Interpersonal Distrust, 7) Interoceptive Awareness and 8) Maturity Fears. Reliability (internal consistency) is established for all subscales and several indices of validity are presented. First, AN patients (N = 113) are differentiated from female comparison (FC) subjects (N = 577) using a cross‐validation procedure. Secondly, patient self‐report subscale scores agree with clinician ratings of subscale traits. Thirdly, clinically recovered AN patients score similarly to FCs on all subscales. Finally, convergent and discriminate validity are established for subscales. The EDI was also administered to groups of normal weight bulimic women, obese, and normal weight but formerly obese women, as well as a male comparison group. Group differences are reported and the potential utility of the EDI is discussed.

Journal

International Journal of Eating DisordersWiley

Published: Mar 1, 1983

References

  • A multidimensional psychotherapy for anorexia nervosa
    Garner, Garner; Garfinkel, Garfinkel; Bemis, Bemis
  • Anorexia nervosa
    Goodsitt, Goodsitt
  • The significance of bulimia in anorexia nervosa: An exploration of possible etiological factors
    Strober, Strober
  • Life adjustments of women with anorexia nervosa and anorexic‐like behavior
    Thompson, Thompson; Schwartz, Schwartz

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