uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Psychometric properties of Eating Disorder Inventory for Children (EDI-C) in Swedish girls with and without a known eating disorder.
Show others and affiliations
2003 (English)In: Eating and Weight Disorders, ISSN 1124-4909, E-ISSN 1590-1262, Vol. 8, no 4, 296-303 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the Swedish version of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-C) for the internal 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.

RESULTS: Internal 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 subscales except Maturity Fears showed significantly higher mean values for the ED group.

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

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 8, no 4, 296-303 p.
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239791PubMedID: 15018379OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-239791DiVA: diva2:775188
Available from: 2014-12-30 Created: 2014-12-30 Last updated: 2014-12-30

Open Access in DiVA

No full text


Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Edlund, B
In the same journal
Eating and Weight Disorders
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 175 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link