Journal article

Further development of the 12-item EDE-QS: identifying a cut-off for screening purposes

Katarina Prnjak, Deborah Mitchison, Scott Griffiths, Jonathan Mond, Nicole Gideon, Lucy Serpell, Phillipa Hay

BMC PSYCHIATRY | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Eating Disorder Examination - Questionnaire Short (EDE-QS) was developed as a 12-item version of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) with a 4-point response scale that assesses eating disorder (ED) symptoms over the preceding 7 days. It has demonstrated good psychometric properties at initial testing. The purpose of this brief report is to determine a threshold score that could be used in screening for probable ED cases in community settings. METHODS: Data collected from Gideon et al. (2016) were re-analyzed. In their study, 559 participants (80.86% female; 9.66% self-reported ED diagnosis) completed the EDE-Q, EDE-QS, SCOFF, and Clinical Impairment Assessme..

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