A Self-rating Scale for Bulimia the ‘BITE’

  title={A Self-rating Scale for Bulimia the ‘BITE’},
  author={M Henderson and Chris P. Freeman},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={18 - 24}
A new brief questionnaire, the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE), for the detection and description of binge-eating is described. Data from two separate populations demonstrate satisfactory reliability and validity. The scale has measures of both symptoms and severity. All items in the DSM-III definition of bulimia and Russell's definition of bulimia nervosa are covered but the questionnaire is more than just an operationalised checklist of these diagnostic criteria. 

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