The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26): Reliability and Validity in Spanish Female Samples

@article{Rivas2010TheEA,
  title={The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26): Reliability and Validity in Spanish Female Samples},
  author={Teresa Rivas and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Bersab{\'e} and M. Guerreron Jim{\'e}nez and Carmen Berrocal},
  journal={The Spanish journal of psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={1044 - 1056}
}
This paper focuses on the validation of the Spanish form of the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26; Garner, Olmsted, Bohr & Garfinkel, 1982) across two studies. Participants in Study 1 were 778 females recruited from community settings (aged 12-21). Study 2 included 86 females recruited from clinical and 86 females from community settings (aged 12-35). Results from Principal and Simultaneous Component Analyses showed a unidimensional structure of the EAT-26 item scores. Reliability analyses… 

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