Assessing treatment outcome in bulimia nervosa: A methodological note

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Abstract

Assessment of binge eating and purging in bulimia nervosa necessarily relies upon self‐report. The reliability and validity of self‐report is discussed, with special reference to other substance abuse disorders. The Time Line follow back technique is recommended as a means of obtaining more precise, accurate, and clinically useful self‐reports of binge eating and purging. The necessity for multidimensional assessment of treatment effects is underscored, with suggestions of the form this might take.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-348
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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