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COVID Isolation Eating Scale (CIES): Analysis of the impact of confinement in eating disorders and obesity-A collaborative international study

Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Lucero Munguia, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Mikel Etxandi, Isabel Baenas, Roser Granero, Isabel Sanchez, Emilio Ortega, Alba Andreu, Violeta L Moize, Jose M Fernandez-Real, Francisco J Tinahones, Carlos Dieguez, Gema Fruhbeck, Daniel Le Grange, Kate Tchanturia, Andreas Karwautz, Michael Zeiler, Angela Favaro Show all

European Eating Disorders Review | WILEY | Published : 2020


Confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a serious and complex impact on the mental health of patients with an eating disorder (ED) and of patients with obesity. The present manuscript has the following aims: (1) to analyse the psychometric properties of the COVID Isolation Eating Scale (CIES), (2) to explore changes that occurred due to confinement in eating symptomatology; and (3) to explore the general acceptation of the use of telemedicine during confinement. The sample comprised 121 participants (87 ED patients and 34 patients with obesity) recruited from six different centres. Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFA) tested the rational-theoretical structure of the CIES. ..

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Awarded by Fondo Investigacion Sanitario-FIS

Awarded by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad

Awarded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology

Funding Acknowledgements

Fondo Investigacion Sanitario-FIS, Grant/Award Numbers: FIS, INT19/00046, PI17/01167; Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad, Grant/Award Number: PSI2015-68701-R; Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology grant, Grant/Award Number: POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028145; Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia; Generalitat de Catalunya; European Regional Development Fund