The Turkish Version of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire: Reliability and Validity in Adolescents

Yucel B., Polat A. Ö., Ikiz T., Dusgor B. P., Yavuz A. E., Berk O. S.

EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW, vol.19, no.6, pp.509-511, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/erv.1104
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-511
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


The Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) is the self-report questionnaire version of the Eating Disorder Examination Interview. The aim of the current study was to validate a Turkish version of the EDE-Q in a sample of Turkish primary and high school students (626 girls and 299 boys) in Istanbul. Subjects also completed the Eating Attitudes Test, the General Health Questionnaire and the Body Image Satisfaction Questionnaire, and they were weighed. Girls had higher scores on all EDE-Q subtests. EDE-Q scores increased as body mass index increased. EDE-Q total score and subscales were highly correlated with the Eating Attitudes Test and the Body Image Satisfaction Questionnaire, supporting its validity. A small test-retest reliability study provided satisfactory results. The present study suggests that the Turkish version of EDE-Q is an acceptable, reliable and valid measure in nonclinical adolescent samples. More psychometric studies are needed concerning wider age ranges and various clinical samples. Copyright (C) 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.