Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for young adult women

Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, ND 58103, USA.
Behaviour Research and Therapy (Impact Factor: 3.85). 02/2006; 44(1):53-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2004.12.003
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In order to establish norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) among young adult women, the questionnaire was administered to a large general population sample of women aged 18-42 yr in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) region of Australia. Normative data were derived for EDE-Q subscales and for the occurrence of specific eating disorder behaviours, for each of five age bands (18-22, 23-27, 28-32, 33-37, 38-42 yr). Mean scores (SDs) for the Restraint, Eating Concern, Weight Concern and Shape Concern subscales for the total sample (n = 5,255) were, respectively, 1.30 (1.40), 0.76 (1.06), 1.79 (1.51) and 2.23 (1.65). The mean global score was 1.52 (1.25). The regular occurrence of objective and subjective overeating episodes was reported by 10.6% and 12.7% of participants, respectively. The regular use of self-induced vomiting, laxative misuse, and use of diuretics, was reported by 1.4%, 1.0%, and 0.3%, of participants, respectively, while 2.2% of participants reported regularly using diet pills. "Extreme dietary restraint" and "excessive exercise" were reported by 3.4% and 4.9% of participants, respectively. Both attitudinal and behavioural features of eating disorder psychopathology tended to decrease with increasing age. These data will inform researchers intending to use the EDE-Q in epidemiological studies.

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    • "The EDE-Q consists of 38 questions about behaviors and cognitions relating to eating, body shape, and weight in the prior 28 days; scores from four subscales (eating restraint, eating concerns, shape concerns, and weight concerns) are averaged to provide a global score. In a healthy young adult female population, the mean global EDE-Q (standard deviation [SD]) is approximately 1.6 (1.3) (Mond et al., 2006; Welch, Birgegard, Parling, & Ghaderi, 2011). The BDI-II is a 21-item measure of depressive severity in the prior week. "
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