The yale-brown-cornell eating disorders scale self-report questionnaire: A new, efficient tool for clinicians and researchers

Dara L. Bellace, Rebecca Tesser, Samantha Berthod, Kimberly Wisotzke, Ross D. Crosby, Scott J. Crow, Scott G. Engel, Daniel Le Grange, James E. Mitchell, Carol B. Peterson, Heather K. Simonich, Stephen A. Wonderlich, Katherine A. Halmi

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Abstract

Objective: The YBC-EDS is a semistructured interview assessing core preoccupations and rituals related to eating disorders. Method: We developed and conducted an examination of the reliability and validity of a self-report questionnaire (SRQ) version of the YBC-EDS. Convergent validity of YBC-EDS-SRQ with the YBC-EDS was examined for 112 eating disordered patients. Results: All subscales and total scores were significantly intercorrelated. Thirtyone additional patients completed YBCEDS- SRQ at admission and again 1 week later. All correlations revealed significant test-retest reliability. Discriminant validity of the SRQ was evaluated for a smaller subset of participants who completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). There were no significant correlations between various symptom dimensions of the YBCEDS- SRQ and the BDI and STAI. Discussion: Taken together, these findings indicate that the self-report form of the YBC-EDS is both valid and reliable. The SRQ can serve as a useful and efficient assessment of eating disorder patients for clinicians and researchers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)856-860
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Eating disorders
  • Selfreport questionnaire
  • Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorders Scale

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