publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

A five-item screening version of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-3)

Loa Clausen; Jan H. Rosenvinge; Oddgeir Friborg; Oddgeir Friborg;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2013
Abstract
Abstract Objective The Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) is used worldwide in research and treatment of eating disorders (EDs). Using the latest version (EDI-3: 91 items), we extracted the best screening items for a diagnosis of anorexia (AN) and bulimia (BN) nervosa. Method A patient sample of 561 women was recruited from an ED treatment centre in Denmark, and a comparison group of 878 women was randomly selected from the general population. An ED diagnosis was determined according to the Eating Disorder Examination Interview, yielding 84 AN and 202 BN patients. Results Only two EDI items (Cronbach's α = .79) were needed to achieve a superior screening capability...
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Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Eating disorders, medicine.disease, medicine, Anorexia, medicine.symptom, Cronbach's alpha, ED diagnosis, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Psychology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Eating Disorder Examination Interview, Eating Disorder Inventory, lcsh:Psychiatry, lcsh:RC435-571
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