Assessment of binge eating in overweight youth using a questionnaire version of the child eating disorder examination with instructions

Andrea B. Goldschmidt, Angela Celio Doyle, Denise E. Wilfley

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Abstract

Objective: Existing self-report methods for assessing eating disorder (ED) symptoms in youth do not adequately measure binge eating and lack sufficient psychometric support. The Youth Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (YEDE-Q), a self-report version of the Child Eating Disorder Examination (ChEDE), was designed to assess the spectrum of ED psychopathology in youth. Method: The YEDE-Q was compared to the ChEDE and the Questionnaire for Eating and Weight Patterns-Adolescent version (QEWP-A) in a sample of 35 overweight adolescents aged 12-17. Results: The YEDE-Q showed significant agreement (ps < .001) with the ChEDE on all four subscale scores, the global score, and measurement of objective bulimic episodes. The YEDE-Q and the QEWP-A showed significant agreement (ps < .001) on the measurement of shape and weight concerns. Conclusion: The YEDE-Q appears promising in the assessment of eating-related pathology in overweight adolescents, but remains in need of validation in children and ED populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-467
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Assessment
  • Binge eating
  • Eating disorder pathology
  • Interview
  • Overweight
  • Questionnaire

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