Cross-Cultural Validity of EDI-1 Among Clinical and Non-Clinical Taiwanese Population
The aim of the study is to understand the clinical characteristics of Taiwanese eating disorders as well as establishment of the psychometric properties of eating disorder-related questionnaires (EDI and BITE).
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Cross-Cultural Validity of EDI-1 Among Clinical and Non-Clinical Taiwanese Population|
|Study Start Date:||January 1998|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The study subjects include three group of population: 1st group is non-clinical nursing college students (N=800); 2nd group is clinical eating disorder patients (N=600) and 3rd group is age-, sex-matched clinical non-eating disorder patients (N=600). Clinical patients are screened by eating disorder module of the SCID and are grouped into eating disorder or non-eating disorder group. After written informed consent, eating disorder patients will receive clinical assessments which included important clinical characteristics and psychopathology of eating disorders by experienced senior psychiatrists. All clinical patients are asked to complete the self-rating scales which included eating and general psychological functioning questionnaires.
|National Taiwan University Hospital|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Principal Investigator:||Mei-Chih Tseng, MD||National Taiwan Univetsity Hospital|