Data on the development of a 40-item measure of the symptoms in anorexia nervosa are reported. The scale (EAT) is presented in a 6-point, forced choice, self-report format which is easily administered and scored. The EAT was validated using 2 groups of female anorexia nervosa patients (N = 32 and 33) and female control subjects (N = 34 and 59). Total EAT score was significantly correlated with criterion group membership (r = 0.87, P less than 0.001), suggesting a high level of concurrent validity. There was very little overlap in the frequency distributions of the 2 groups and only 7% of the normal controls scored as high as the lowest anorexic patient. Female obese and male subjects also scored significantly lower on the EAT than anorexics. Recovered anorexic patients scored in the normal range on the test, suggesting that the EAT is sensitive to clinical remission.
Assessment of cognitive variable relevant to cognitive behavioral perspectives on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
Plasma norepinephrine after a standardized test meal in acute and remitted patients with anorexia nervosa and in healthy controls
A comparison of weight and diet concerns and personality factors among female athletes and non-athletes
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus: a risk factor in anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa? An empirical study of 116 women
Alterations of anorectic cytokine levels from plasma and cerebrospinal fluid in idiopathic senile anorexia
Comparison of regional brain metabolism in bulimia nervosa and affective disorder assessed with positron emission tomography
A 3-year outcome study of normal-weight bulimia: assessment of psychosocial functioning and eating attitudes
Eating attitudes and glucose tolerance in anorexia nervosa patients at 8-year followup compared to control subjects
Anorexia and bulimia nervosa (the eating disorders): conditions of interest to the dental practitioner
Value of family background and clinical features as predictors of long-term outcome in anorexia nervosa: four-year follow-up study of 41 patients
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric condition characterized by severe weight loss and secondary problems associated with malnutrition. Here is the latest research on AN.