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Title: The German version of the Anorectic Behavior Observation Scale (ABOS)
Authors: Salbach-Andrae, Harriet ×
Klinkowski, Nora
Holzhausen, Martin
Frieler, Katja
Bohnekamp, Inga
Thiels, Cornelia
Bender, Caroline
Vandereycken, Walter #
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber
Series Title: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry vol:18 issue:5 pages:321-325
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of the German version of the Anorectic Behavior Observation Scale (ABOS) as a parent-report screening instrument for eating disorders (ED) in their children. METHODS: Parents of 101 ED female patients (80 with Anorexia Nervosa; 21 with Bulimia Nervosa) and of 121 age- and socioeconomic status (SES)-matched female controls completed the ABOS. RESULTS: Confirmatory factor analysis supported the original three-factor structure model of the ABOS. Cronbach's alpha coefficients indicated good internal consistency for the three factors and the total score in the total sample. The best cut-off point (100% sensitivity and specificity) in the German version was >or=23. CONCLUSION: The ABOS may be a useful additional instrument for assessing ED.
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ISSN: 1018-8827
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Psychology
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