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An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Eating Disorder Symptom Impact Scale within an Australian sample

Coomber, Kerri and King, Ross M. 2013, An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Eating Disorder Symptom Impact Scale within an Australian sample, Australian journal of psychology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 71-78, doi: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2012.00057.x.

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Title An investigation of the psychometric properties of the Eating Disorder Symptom Impact Scale within an Australian sample
Author(s) Coomber, Kerri
King, Ross M.ORCID iD for King, Ross M. orcid.org/0000-0002-0819-7077
Journal name Australian journal of psychology
Volume number 26
Issue number 2
Start page 71
End page 78
Total pages 8
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2013-06
ISSN 0004-9530
1742-9536
Keyword(s) carers
eating disorders
EDSIS
factor structure
psychometric properties
Summary Caring for patients with an eating disorder (ED) is associated with a high level of burden and psychological distress. Currently, the Eating Disorder Symptom Impact Scale (EDSIS) is the only scale that measures the specific impact of caring for a patient with an ED. The initial development study within a British sample of carers indicated that the EDSIS has a four-factor structure. The aim of the current study was to confirm the factor structure of the EDSIS within an Australian sample of carers. One hundred and fifty-four carers completed the EDSIS. In contrast to the initial study, a six-factor structure was derived explaining 69.66% of the variance: guilt, social isolation, confrontational behaviours, binge–purge difficulties, mealtime difficulties, and illness awareness. Reliability was acceptable (Cronbach's alpha range 0.69–0.88). Five of the six factors were moderately correlated with the General Health Questionnaire-12 (r range = 0.24–0.51). A six-factor solution may be a valid alternative for the EDSIS.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2012.00057.x
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920202 Carer Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, The Australian Psychological Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050408

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