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Int J Eat Disord. 2011 Mar;44(2):157-63. doi: 10.1002/eat.20802.

Comparison of methods for identifying and assessing obese patients with binge eating disorder in primary care settings.

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Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8098, USA. Rachel.Barnes@yale.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Given the prevalence and health significance of binge eating disorder (BED) it is important to determine if time-efficient self-reports can adequately assess BED and its features in primary care settings. We compared the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and Questionnaire for Eating and Weight Patterns-Revised (QEWP-R), administered to obese patients with BED in primary care setting to the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) interview.

METHOD:

Sixty-six participants completed the questionnaires and were interviewed.

RESULTS:

The EDE interview was significantly correlated with the EDE-Q (binge eating, four subscales, and global score) and the QEWP-R (binge eating, distress, and body image). The EDE-Q yielded significantly lower estimates of binge eating and significantly higher scores on the EDE subscales. The QEWP-R yielded significantly higher scores on the behavioral indicators and distress about binge eating and body image variables.

DISCUSSION:

These findings suggest that these two self-report measures have potential utility for identifying BED in obese patients in primary care.

PMID:
20143322
PMCID:
PMC3197249
DOI:
10.1002/eat.20802
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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