Title

Factor structure of the eating disorder examination-questionnaire in a clinical sample of adult women with anorexia nervosa

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

5-1-2018

Abstract

An exploratory factor analysis on the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) is presented for a clinical sample of women with anorexia nervosa. THE EDE-Q was completed by 169 participants after admission to an inpatient unit for eating disorders. Results of the current study did not support the four-factor model presented by the EDE-Q. A new four-factor solution was obtained with two factors showing similarity to the Restraint and Eating Concern subscales of the original model. The Shape and Weight Concern items primarily loaded together on one factor, along with preoccupation with food and fear of losing control over eating, two Eating Concern items. Finally, an appearance factor was obtained that supports the results of prior research.

Publication Title

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Volume

56

Issue

5

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