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The Yale-Brown-Cornell eating disorder scale in women with anorexia nervosa: what is it measuring?
Int J Eat Disord. 2009 Apr; 42(3):267-74.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale (YBC-EDS) assesses eating disorder preoccupations, rituals, and symptom severity. This study examines the YBC-EDS in relation to eating disorder psychopathology, obsessionality, and impulsivity variables in women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and sensitivity of the YBC-EDS to change after psychotherapy.

METHOD

Participants were 56 women with "spectrum" AN (14.5 < BMI < 19). Variables examined in relation to the YBC-EDS were as follows: eating pathology, obsessionality (obsessive compulsive disorder and personality diagnoses, perfectionism), and impulsivity (borderline personality, impulsive traits, and behaviors). YBC-EDS scores were examined pre- and post-treatment.

RESULTS

Eating Disorder Examination scores most strongly predicted the YBC-EDS. As expected, perfectionism was significantly associated, but so was impulsivity. YBC-EDS scores were significantly different in those with good versus poor global outcome after therapy. Unexpectedly, maximum lifetime BMI was correlated with the YBC-EDS.

DISCUSSION

The YBC-EDS most strongly measured eating disorder severity and reflected change after psychotherapy for AN.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. jenny.jordan@otago.ac.nzNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18951459

Citation

Jordan, Jennifer, et al. "The Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale in Women With Anorexia Nervosa: what Is It Measuring?" The International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 42, no. 3, 2009, pp. 267-74.
Jordan J, Joyce PR, Carter FA, et al. The Yale-Brown-Cornell eating disorder scale in women with anorexia nervosa: what is it measuring? Int J Eat Disord. 2009;42(3):267-74.
Jordan, J., Joyce, P. R., Carter, F. A., McIntosh, V. V., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Frampton, C. M., & Bulik, C. M. (2009). The Yale-Brown-Cornell eating disorder scale in women with anorexia nervosa: what is it measuring? The International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(3), 267-74. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.20605
Jordan J, et al. The Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale in Women With Anorexia Nervosa: what Is It Measuring. Int J Eat Disord. 2009;42(3):267-74. PubMed PMID: 18951459.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The Yale-Brown-Cornell eating disorder scale in women with anorexia nervosa: what is it measuring? AU - Jordan,Jennifer, AU - Joyce,Peter R, AU - Carter,Frances A, AU - McIntosh,Virginia V W, AU - Luty,Suzanne E, AU - McKenzie,Janice M, AU - Frampton,Christopher M A, AU - Bulik,Cynthia M, PY - 2008/10/28/pubmed PY - 2009/6/19/medline PY - 2008/10/28/entrez SP - 267 EP - 74 JF - The International journal of eating disorders JO - Int J Eat Disord VL - 42 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The Yale-Brown-Cornell Eating Disorder Scale (YBC-EDS) assesses eating disorder preoccupations, rituals, and symptom severity. This study examines the YBC-EDS in relation to eating disorder psychopathology, obsessionality, and impulsivity variables in women with anorexia nervosa (AN) and sensitivity of the YBC-EDS to change after psychotherapy. METHOD: Participants were 56 women with "spectrum" AN (14.5 < BMI < 19). Variables examined in relation to the YBC-EDS were as follows: eating pathology, obsessionality (obsessive compulsive disorder and personality diagnoses, perfectionism), and impulsivity (borderline personality, impulsive traits, and behaviors). YBC-EDS scores were examined pre- and post-treatment. RESULTS: Eating Disorder Examination scores most strongly predicted the YBC-EDS. As expected, perfectionism was significantly associated, but so was impulsivity. YBC-EDS scores were significantly different in those with good versus poor global outcome after therapy. Unexpectedly, maximum lifetime BMI was correlated with the YBC-EDS. DISCUSSION: The YBC-EDS most strongly measured eating disorder severity and reflected change after psychotherapy for AN. SN - 1098-108X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18951459/The_Yale_Brown_Cornell_eating_disorder_scale_in_women_with_anorexia_nervosa:_what_is_it_measuring L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.20605 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -