Assessment of patients with anorexia nervosa: Interview versus self-report

The current study compared the agreement between the Eating Disorders Examination and the Eating Disorders Examination-Questionnaire in the diagnosis and assessment of eating disorder pathology in a sample of women with anorexia nervosa

Sara L. Wolk

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • A physician administered a clinical interview to each patient. before hospital admission, all subjects were given the Eating Disorders Examination-Q and the EDE interview
  • The current study compared the agreement between the Eating Disorders Examination and the Eating Disorders Examination-Questionnaire in the diagnosis and assessment of eating disorder pathology in a sample of women with anorexia nervosa
  • A physician administered a clinical interview to each patient
  • Results indicate that agreement between the EDE and the EDE-Q on the individual items informing the overall diagnosis of anorexia nervosa ranges from low to moderate
  • Correlations between subscale scores as well as eating disorder behaviors were strong, higher levels of disturbance were consistently reported on the EDE-Q than on the EDE interview

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