Assessment of eating disorders: interview or self-report questionnaire?

@article{Fairburn1994AssessmentOE,
  title={Assessment of eating disorders: interview or self-report questionnaire?},
  author={Christopher G Fairburn and Sarah J. Beglin},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={1994},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          363-70
        }
}
  • C. Fairburn, S. Beglin
  • Published 1 December 1994
  • Psychology
  • The International journal of eating disorders
A detailed comparison was made of two methods for assessing the features of eating disorders. An investigator-based interview was compared with a self-report questionnaire based directly on that interview. A number of important discrepancies emerged. Although the two measures performed similarly with respect to the assessment of unambiguous behavioral features such as self-induced vomiting and dieting, the self-report questionnaire generated higher scores than the interview when assessing more… 
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