Detecting eating psychopathology in female athletes by asking about exercise: use of the Compulsive Exercise Test

Plateau, C.R. and Arcelus, Jon and Meyer, C. (2017) Detecting eating psychopathology in female athletes by asking about exercise: use of the Compulsive Exercise Test. European Eating Disorders Review . ISSN 1099-0968 (In Press)

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Abstract

The present study assessed the suitability of the Compulsive Exercise Test (athlete version; CET-A) for identifying female athletes with clinically significant features related to or comparable with eating psychopathology. Three hundred and sixty-one female athletes (including 12 with a clinically diagnosed eating disorder) completed the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and the CET-A. Receiver Operating Curve (ROC) analysis was employed to identify a cut-off value on the CET-A which could indicate clinically significant features related to or comparable with eating psychopathology among female athletes. The analysis demonstrated that a CET-A score of 10 successfully discriminated female athletes with a current eating disorder. The results suggest that the CET-A may be a suitable tool for detecting eating psychopathology in female athletes. Additional longitudinal research is needed to evaluate the predictive value of the CET-A.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: assessment, screening, sport, eating disorder, exercise
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 12:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 04:08
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46573

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