The Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) provides a measure of the range and severity of eating disorder features. The Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) is a self-reported questionnaire based on the EDE interview.
Researchers have developed community norms and an amended scoring structure for use of the EDE for adolescent boys and girls aged 14+, the EDE-A.
The EDE-Q is widely used and available in many languages.
Scoring and interpretation
A user guide and information on scoring both the EDE-Q and EDE-A is available in the following resources:
- Fairburn, C., Cooper, Z., & O’Connor, M. (2014). Eating Disorder Examination (Edition 17.0D; April, 2014)
- Fairburn, C, Cooper, Z. & O'Connor, M. 'Eating Disorder Examination' in Fairburn, C.G. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eating Disorders. Guildford Press, New York, 2008.
The EDE-Q is under copyright, but freely available to use for non-commerical research use only and no permission need to be sought.
Practitioners who wish to use the EDE-Q with children 14+, or who work with males with eating disorders may find this paper to be of interest:
White, H.J., Haycraft, E., Goodwin, H. & Meyer, C. (2014). Eating disorder examination questionnaire: factor structure for adolescent girls and boys. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47 (1), 99-104.
Additional community norms for young adult women (18+) for the EDE-Q are also available:
Please note that the information on this page was last updated in April 2017.