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ERIC Number: EJ912516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0022-006X
Diagnostic Efficiency of "DSM-IV" Indicators for Binge Eating Episodes
White, Marney A.; Grilo, Carlos M.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v79 n1 p75-83 Feb 2011
Ceach indicator criterion in separate analyses comparing BED, BN, and combined BED + BN groups relative to controls. Results: PPPs and NPPs suggest all of the indicators have predictive value, with "eating alone because embarrassed" (PPP = 0.80) "and feeling disgusted" (NPP = 0.93) performing as the best inclusion and exclusion criteria, respectively. The best overall indicators for correctly identifying binge eating (based on TPV and kappa) were "eating when not hungry" and "eating alone because embarrassed". Conclusions: All 5 proposed indicators for impaired control for determining binge eating have utility, and the diagnostic efficiency statistics provide guidance for clinicians and the "DSM-5" regarding their usefulness for inclusion or exclusion. (Contains 4 tables, 1 footnote and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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