The Eating Attitudes Test: an index of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa.

  title={The Eating Attitudes Test: an index of the symptoms of anorexia nervosa.},
  author={David M. Garner and Paul E. Garfinkel},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={9 2},
Data on the development of a 40-item measure of the symptoms in anorexia nervosa are reported. The scale (EAT) is presented in a 6-point, forced choice, self-report format which is easily administered and scored. The EAT was validated using 2 groups of female anorexia nervosa patients (N = 32 and 33) and female control subjects (N = 34 and 59). Total EAT score was significantly correlated with criterion group membership (r = 0.87, P less than 0.001), suggesting a high level of concurrent… 
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