Male Clinical Norms and Sex Differences on the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) and Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q)

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"Male Clinical Norms and Sex Differences on the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI) and Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q)"

Males represent a significant minority of individuals with eating disorders (EDs), yet there is little research to inform assessment and treatment in this population. Furthermore, the existing research on males with EDs has been limited by several factors, leaving clinicians with few clear guidelines when evaluating symptomatology in this population. Therefore this article aimed to assess the scores of males enrolled in a residential or partial hospital eating disorder treatment program on commonly used measures of eating disorder psychopathology and to compare these males’ scores to those of females enrolled in the same program.

Journal/Publisher:

IJED

Publication Date:

March 22, 2017

Course Material Author

Kathryn E. Smith, PhD

Kathryn E. Smith, PhD is psychologist at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. Kathryn received her PhD in 2014 and is currently completing her post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Her research interests include eating disorders, and eating psychopathology in treatment.

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists and social workers who seek knowledge about gender differences in eating disorder inventories. It is appropriate for an advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify limitations of existing literature on males with eating disorders

  2. Describe differences between the scores of males and females on commonly used measures of eating disorder symptoms

  3. Describe potential implications for assessment practices and future research.

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Course Number 102246
1 credit hour
Online Article
Exam Fee: $6.97
4.4 out of 5
16 members have taken this course