Development and psychometric validation of an eating disorder-specific health-related quality of life instrument.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE: Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has been used increasingly as an outcome measure in clinical research. Although the generic quality of life instruments has been used in previous research, disease-specific instruments offer greater sensitivity and responsiveness to change than generic instruments. No such disease-specific instrument is currently available that applies to eating-disordered samples. METHOD: The current article reports on the development and validation of the Eating Disorders Quality of Life (EDQOL) instrument, a disease-specific HRQOL self-report questionnaire designed for disordered eating patients. RESULTS: The EDQOL demonstrates excellent psychometric properties. CONCLUSION: The application of the EDQOL as an outcome measure in eating disorder research is considered.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Engel, SG; Wittrock, DA; Crosby, RD; Wonderlich, SA; Mitchell, JE; Kolotkin, RL

Published Date

  • January 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 62 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 16345055

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16345055

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0276-3478

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/eat.20200


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States