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Psychometric properties of Eating Disorder Inventory for children (EDI-C) in Swedish girls with and without a known eating disorder
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience. Barn- och ungdomspsykiatri.
Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. Döbelnsgatan 2.
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience. Barn- och ungdomspsykiatri.
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.
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2003 (English)In: Eating Weight Disord., Vol. 8, no 4, 296-303 p.Article in journal (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To evaluate the Swedish version of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-C) for the international consistency, factor structure and ability to discriminate between adolescent girls with and without a known eating disorder (ED).

Methods: Completely answered EDI-C questionnaires were available from 201 girls diagnosed with an ED and from 2073 schoolgirls. The girls were adolescents attending grade 7-12.

Reslults: International consistency was 0.70-0.91 for the ED group. Eleven factors with eigenvalue >2.2 explained 56% of the variance and showed satisfying correspondence to the proposed constructs of EDI-C. A discriminant analysis classified 85.6% of the cases correctly. The three most important discriminating subscales were Drive for Thinness, Asceticism and Body Dissatisfaction. All subbscales except Maturity Fears showed significantly higher mean values for the ED group.

Conclusions:The results indicate that the psychometric properties of EDI-C care comparable to the properties of EDI-2. EDI-C should be preferred for adolescents since its statements suit this age group.

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2003. Vol. 8, no 4, 296-303 p.
Keyword [en]
Eating disorders", " Eating Disorder Inventory", " Eating Disorder Inventory for Children, adolescents, psychometric properties.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-74327OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-74327DiVA: diva2:102237
Available from: 2005-09-21 Created: 2005-09-21 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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