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

This study has been completed.
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: December 29, 2008
Last verified: December 2008
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).

Eating Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Cross-Cultural Validity of EDI-1 Among Clinical and Non-Clinical Taiwanese Population

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Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: January 1998
Study Completion Date: December 2008
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00172874

National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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, NSC-89-2413-H002-016
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: December 29, 2008
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
eating disorders,

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Eating Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on November 24, 2015