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.
For commercial use of the EDE-Q contact: email@example.com
Carter JC, Stewart DA & Fairburn CG. Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire: Norms for adolescent girls. Behaviour Research and Therapy 2001; 39; 625-632.
Fairburn CG & Beglin SJ. Assessment of eating disorder psychopathology: interview or self-report questionnaire? International Journal of Eating Disorders 1994; 16: 363-370.
Fairburn CG, Beglin SJ. Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (6.0). In Fairburn CG. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders. New York: Guilford Press, 2008.
Peterson CB & Mitchell JE. Self-report measures. In JE Mitchell & CB Peterson (eds.), Assessment of eating disorders (pp. 120-128). New York: Guilford Press, 2005.
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:
Mond, J.M., Hay, P.J., Rodgers, B. & Owen, C. (2006). Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for young adult women. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44 (1), 53-62.
Please note that the information on this page was last updated in June 2020.