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Topical Section: Scale and Questionnaire Development
The Yale-Brown-Cornell eating disorders scale self-report questionnaire: A new, efficient tool for clinicians and researchers†
Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 7, pages 856–860, November 2012
How to Cite
Bellace, D. L., Tesser, R., Berthod, S., Wisotzke, K., Crosby, R. D., Crow, S. J., Engel, S. G., Le Grange, D., Mitchell, J. E., Peterson, C. B., Simonich, H. K., Wonderlich, S. A. and Halmi, K. A. (2012), The Yale-Brown-Cornell eating disorders scale self-report questionnaire: A new, efficient tool for clinicians and researchers. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 856–860. doi: 10.1002/eat.22023
- Issue published online: 17 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAR 2012
- Guilford Press
- Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, LLC
- Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorders Scale;
- eating disorders;
- self-report questionnaire
The YBC-EDS is a semistructured interview assessing core preoccupations and rituals related to eating disorders.
We developed and conducted an examination of the reliability and validity of a self-report questionnaire (SRQ) version of the YBC-EDS. Convergent validity of YBC-EDS-SRQ with the YBC-EDS was examined for 112 eating disordered patients.
All subscales and total scores were significantly intercorrelated. Thirty-one additional patients completed YBC-EDS-SRQ at admission and again 1 week later. All correlations revealed significant test–retest reliability. Discriminant validity of the SRQ was evaluated for a smaller subset of participants who completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). There were no significant correlations between various symptom dimensions of the YBC-EDS-SRQ and the BDI and STAI.
Taken together, these findings indicate that the self-report form of the YBC-EDS is both valid and reliable. The SRQ can serve as a useful and efficient assessment of eating disorder patients for clinicians and researchers. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012;45:856–860)