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Normative data on the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) for a clinical sample of males in the United States are presented. Thirty-eight males completed the EDE-Q at time of admission to an inpatient unit for eating disorders. The majority of males were diagnosed with unspecified eating disorder (73.7%, n = 28). Mean age at time of admission was 24.4 years (SD = 12.6), mean body mass index at time of admission was 21.5 kg/m2 (SD = 9.5), and mean length of stay was 13.6 days (SD = 9.3). Mean scores, standard deviations, and percentile ranks for the global and subscale scores are provided. Although the prevalence of eating disorders remains lower among males compared to females, body dissatisfaction and eating disorder psychopathology are fairly common among males.


Copyright 2017 Elsevier. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.08.004.

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Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

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Jennings, Karen. & Phillips, Kathryn. E. (2017). Eating disorder examination-questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for a clinical sample of males. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 31, no. 1 : 73-76.doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.08.004



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