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Psychometric evaluation of the Disordered Eating Attitude Scale (DEAS). English version.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20624435     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to adapt from Portuguese to English the Disordered Eating Attitude Scale (DEAS) and evaluate its validity and reliability. The original scale in Portuguese was translated and adapted into English and was applied to female university students of University of Minnesota-USA (n=224). Internal consistency was determined (Cronbach's Alpha). Convergent validity was assessed by correlations between Eating Attitude Test-26 (EAT-26) and Restrain Scale (RS). Reliability was evaluated applying twice the scale to a sub-sample (n=30). The scale was back translated into Portuguese and compared with the original version and discrepancies were not found. The internal consistency was .76. The DEAS total score was significantly associated with EAT-26 (r=0.65) and RS (r=0.69) scores. The correlation between test-retest was r=0.9. The English version of DEAS showed appropriate internal consistency, convergent validity and test-retest reliability and will be useful to assess eating attitudes in different population groups in English spoken countries.
Marle Santos Alvarenga; Raquel Franzini Pereira; Fernanda Baeza Scagliusi; Sonia Tucunduva Philippi; Camilla Chermont Prochnik Estima; Jillian Croll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  2010-12-22     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Eating Disorders / psychology*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Population Groups
Reproducibility of Results
Young Adult

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