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TitleReplication of a Modified Factor Structure for the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire: Extension to Clinical Eating Disorder and Non-clinical Samples in Portugal
Author(s)Machado, Paulo P. P.
Grilo, Carlos M.
Crosby, Ross D.
KeywordsEating disorders
Anorexia nervosa
Bulimia nervosa
Binge eating
Body image
Issue date1-Jan-2018
CitationMachado, P. P., Grilo, C. M., & Crosby, R. D. (2018). Replication of a Modified Factor Structure for the Eating Disorder Examination‐Questionnaire: Extension to Clinical Eating Disorder and Non‐clinical Samples in Portugal. European Eating Disorders Review, 26(1), 75-80
Abstract(s)Psychometric investigations of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) have generally not supported the original scale structure. The present study tested an alternative brief factor structure in two large Portuguese samples: (1) a non-clinical sample of N=4117 female students and (2) a treatment-seeking sample of N=609 patients diagnosed with eating disorders. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed a poor fit for the original EDE-Q structure in both the non-clinical and the clinical samples but revealed a good fit for the alternative 7-item 3-factor structure (dietary restraint, shape/weight overvaluation and body dissatisfaction). Factor loadings were invariant across samples and across the different specific eating disorder diagnoses in the clinical sample. These confirmatory factor analysis findings, which replicate findings from studies with diverse predominately overweight/obese samples, supported a modified 7-item, 3-factor structure for the EDE-Q. The reliable findings across different non-clinical and clinical eating disorder groups provide confidence regarding the potential utility of this brief version. Copyright (c) 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.
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