Accession Number : AD1012250


Title :   Validity of Retrospective Reports of Eating Behavior from the Eating Disorder Examination


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences Bethesda United States


Personal Author(s) : Stone,Jay M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1012250.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jan 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : The Eating Disorder Examination (EDE; Cooper and Fairburn, 1987) is the most widely used instrument for the diagnosis of eating disorders and relies on retrospective self-report. However, there is growing evidence that retrospective self-reports are prone to errors arising from autobiographical memory. Stone and Shiffman (1994) adopted a method for collecting moment-by-moment data to address these concerns. The present study examined the accuracy of these estimates by comparing retrospective reports from questions on the EDE with data recorded in handheld computerized eating diaries by obese and normal-weight women.


Descriptors :   ANOREXIA , NEUROSES , FOOD , MODELS , FEMALES , WOMEN , WEIGHT , DIAGNOSIS (MEDICINE)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE