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SCOFF in a general swedish adolescent population.

  • Erika Hansson
  • Daiva Daukantaité
  • Per Johnsson
Publishing year: 2015
Language: English
Publication/Series: Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume: 3
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: BioMed Central

Abstract english

Although Disordered Eating Behaviors (DEB) is an ill-defined concept, multiple studies have examined prevalence of DEB and its relations to other variables in various populations. DEB have been shown to predict more serious eating disorders which in turn can lead to death. Mostly girls seem to suffer from DEB, but the question has been raised whether this, at least, partially is due to the methods used for screening. The SCOFF-questionnaire has been suggested as a quick and easily administered tool to assess DEB. However, the psychometric results regarding SCOFF suggest some inconsistencies, and more research is needed in various countries and age samples.


  • Applied Psychology


  • ISSN: 2050-2974
Per Johnsson psykologi samhällsvetenskapliga institutionen
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