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Cross-Cultural Validity of EDI-1 Among Clinical and Non-Clinical Taiwanese Population

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00172874
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 31, 2008
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to understand the clinical characteristics of Taiwanese eating disorders as well as establishment of the psychometric properties of eating disorder-related questionnaires (EDI and BITE).

Condition or disease
Eating Disorders

Detailed Description:
The study subjects include three group of population: 1st group is non-clinical nursing college students (N=800); 2nd group is clinical eating disorder patients (N=600) and 3rd group is age-, sex-matched clinical non-eating disorder patients (N=600). Clinical patients are screened by eating disorder module of the SCID and are grouped into eating disorder or non-eating disorder group. After written informed consent, eating disorder patients will receive clinical assessments which included important clinical characteristics and psychopathology of eating disorders by experienced senior psychiatrists. All clinical patients are asked to complete the self-rating scales which included eating and general psychological functioning questionnaires.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1500 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cross-Cultural Validity of EDI-1 Among Clinical and Non-Clinical Taiwanese Population
Study Start Date : January 1998
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eating Disorders

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Clinical patients with eating disorders, other psychiatric disorders, and students

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with eating disorders,
  • patients with non-eating disorders,
  • nursing school students

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00172874

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National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Mei-Chih Tseng, MD National Taiwan Univetsity Hospital

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Responsible Party: Mei-Chih Tseng/Attending psychiatrist, National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00172874     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700313
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 31, 2008
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
eating disorders,

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Feeding and Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders