The Situational Inventory of Body Image Dysphoria is available from the author's web site at http://www.body-images.com
The situational inventory of body-image dysphoria: Psychometric evidence and development of a short form†
Article first published online: 23 AUG 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 362–366, November 2002
How to Cite
Cash, T. F. (2002), The situational inventory of body-image dysphoria: Psychometric evidence and development of a short form. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 32: 362–366. doi: 10.1002/eat.10100
- Issue published online: 23 AUG 2002
- Article first published online: 23 AUG 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 DEC 2001
- body image;
- body-image assessment;
- body-image dysphoria;
- body-image disturbance
Among the facets of the multidimensional body-image construct is the experience of dysphoric emotions about the body in specific situational contexts. The present article reviews the evidence concerning a unique measure of this facet, the Situational Inventory of Body-Image Dysphoria (SIBID).
The reliability and validity of the SIBID were examined across multiple studies conducted by the author. Because the 48-item length of this measure may preclude its use by some researchers, a 20-item short-form was developed and evaluated.
Findings consistently confirmed the SIBID's internal consistency, stability, and convergent, discriminant, and construct validity. The short form was found to be a psychometrically sound alternative to the longer version.
The SIBID has utility in assessing negative body-image affect. Its use in research with both clinical and nonclinical populations is encouraged. © 2002 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 32: 362–366, 2002.