Assessment Measures for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders: A Review
Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health © 2010 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 122–127, May 2011
How to Cite
Micali, N. and House, J. (2011), Assessment Measures for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders: A Review. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16: 122–127. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2010.00579.x
- Issue online: 12 APR 2011
- Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2010
- Assessment measures;
- eating disorders;
- children and adolescents
Background: Several diagnostic and screening instruments are available for child and adolescent eating disorders. However, limitations have been identified in many of these.
Method: We review the most frequently used assessment measures for eating disorders in children and adolescents.
Results: Several of the available instruments have significant limitations, although relevant strengths are identified.
Conclusions: Limitations in the current available instruments for child and adolescent eating disorders should be addressed in order to improve recognition and treatment.