Supported by grants T32 MH082761-01 from NIMH and by P30DK 50456 from NIDDK.
Psychometric evaluation of the eating disorder examination and eating disorder examination-questionnaire: A systematic review of the literature†
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 428–438, April 2012
How to Cite
Berg, K. C., Peterson, C. B., Frazier, P. and Crow, S. J. (2012), Psychometric evaluation of the eating disorder examination and eating disorder examination-questionnaire: A systematic review of the literature. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 428–438. doi: 10.1002/eat.20931
- Issue published online: 8 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 8 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 JAN 2011
- NIMH. Grant Number: T32 MH082761-01
- NIDDK. Grant Number: P30DK 50456
- eating disorder examination;
- eating disorder examination-questionnaire;
The purpose of this study was to systematically review the reliability of scores on the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) and the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and to examine the validity of their use as measures of eating disorder symptoms.
Articles describing the psychometric properties of the EDE and EDE-Q were identified in a systematic search of major computer databases and a review of reference lists. Articles were selected based on a priori inclusion and exclusion criteria.
Fifteen studies were identified that examined the psychometrics of the EDE, whereas 10 studies were found that examined the psychometrics of the EDE-Q.
Both instruments demonstrated reliability of scores. There is evidence that scores on the EDE and EDE-Q correlate with scores on measures of similar constructs and support for using the instruments to distinguish between cases and non-cases. Additional research is needed to broaden the generalizability of the findings. © 2011 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012;)