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Collegiate Athlete Disordered Eating Test
Transcript of Collegiate Athlete Disordered Eating Test
Overview of Presentation
Maggie Dougherty, Arielle Misrok, Isabelle O'Connor, Jenny Smith, Alex Stiebel
Purpose of Our Test
Shared interest in eating disorders
Our purpose was to develop a test to assess the symptoms of disordered eating in female collegiate athletes in relation to female collegiate non-athletes
Recruited participants through participant pool and social media
Sports information questions
Pilot Test and Item Tryout
Feedback mostly consisted of formatting issues
Repetitive questions, needed some rewording
Tests Drawn From
EAT-26 and EDI-2
Self report measures
Screen for AN and BN
Self report measure
"If I feel I have eaten too much, I will exercise more"
"I exercise to burn calories and lose weight"
5 item scale assessing disordered eating behaviors
"Do you worry that you’ve lost control about how much you eat?"
"Have you ever lost more than 15 pounds in a 3 month period?"
Minimum Score: 88
Maximum Score: 187
Mean Overall Score: 144.484
Standard Deviation: 16.419
Taking out Q15 and Q29
Returning to original wording
168 total participants
53 athletes, 110 non-athletes
Age range from 18-23
All class years represented
10 sports represented
Weight range from 95 lbs to 258 lbs
Height range from 4'9" to 6'1"
Collect data from all Divisions of collegiate sports to make results more generalizable
Attempt to even out athlete participants and non-athlete participants
Include more leanness centered sports that are not supported at Dickinson
Look at leanness centered sports in relation to non-leanness centered sports
Diagnostic Criteria and Codes. (n.d.). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition. doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.316088
National Dairy Council and University of Illinois at, C. (1985). Food Choice Inventory.
Nyman–Carlsson, E., & Garner, D. M. (2016). Eating Disorder Inventory. Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, 1-6. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_192-1
Taranis, L., Touyz, S., & Meyer, C. (n.d.). Compulsive Exercise Test. PsycTESTS Dataset. doi:10.1037/t06417-000
SCOFF questionnaire identifies people with eating disorders. (1999). Bmj,319(7223). doi:10.1136/bmj.319.7223.0e
Only college students
Underrepresented junior class
26 compared to 40 or 50
Checking multiple answers
Division III not all generalizable
Athletes could be more hesitant to report
Fear of suspension
Purpose of our test
Tests we drew from
Constructs tested for
Future test revisions
Constructs Tested For
Eating and Meal Behaviors
Attitudes Towards Food
All Participants Item Difficulty:
Q17 "I have gone a whole day or more without eating for nonreligious purposes"
Q37 "Have you ever made yourself sick to control your weight?"
Likert 1 Good
I avoid having meals with others.
Likert 2 Good
I feel the need to make up for eating too much (laxatives, over exercising, purging, etc.)
Q22 - I enjoy eating at restaurants.
Q26 - I enjoy trying new foods.
Q31 - I exercise to feel stronger/gain muscle.
Q36 - I have regular menstrual periods.
Q38 - Do you believe you have normal bowel movements?
All significant except:
Q37 - I eat when I'm bored.
All questions were significant
Possible Test Revisions
Yes/No KMO of .825
Likert 1 KMO of .697
Likert 2 KMO of .602
Review of Research
Previous athlete research
Eating disorders utilized