problems with excess weight, or missing are often associated with eating disorders at the level of the human psyche.Eating disorders is the cause of serious diseases such as anorexia and bulimia.Both of these conditions are extremely dangerous to human life and health and require medical care, and urgent.In order to identify eating disorders use the ratio test to receive food EAT-26.
1. Test for anorexia and bulimia
2. Test relation to food intake EAT-26, the description
3. EAT-26 (self-test in Russian), the first part of
4. Test of anorexia and bulimia: Calculation and evaluation
5. EAT-26, part two
• TEST anorexia and bulimia
relation to food intake - is a tool of diagnosis of psychological disorders food, which was developed at the University of Toronto's Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in 1979.Full English name - Eating Attitudes Test, abbreviated EAT.
initially test the relationship to food intake EAT intended for screening, detection, anorexia nervosa and represented 40 test - questions.Over time, a deeper knowledge of the nature of eating disorders allowed to modify the self-test, and in 1982 was created by developers scale EAT-26, consisting of 26 questions and has more uniform application.Test EAT-26 proved to be more clear and useful for the diagnosis of a variety of eating disorders in comparison with the original version.Moreover, in this form it is not only possible to identify anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa.
test for anorexia and bulimia EAT-26 is widely used for screening and now.Currently, the test relation to food intake EAT-26 - is the most common, versatile research tool eating disorders.
• TEST ATTITUDE TO meals EAT-26
itself EAT-26 test is a test of 26 major - and 5 additional questions.To pass the test, giving answers to 26 basic test - questions the examinee must select one of the available responses, namely: "always" ("always"), "usually," "often," "sometimes," "rarely"or "never."In response to an additional 5 issues examinee selects only one of the two proposed options for an answer - either "yes" or "no."Scale filled by the subject on their own, it is not involved filling specialist.Therefore, before you take the test, you should get acquainted with the test procedure.
EAT-26 includes three criteria to identify eating disorders:
1. The number of points on the 26 basic test - questions on anorexia and bulimia (part one);
2. Weight loss or behavioral symptoms in the last six months (Part Two);
3. Low weight compared with the norm for age and sex.
If you have discovered one or more of these criteria, recommended consulting a therapist.This test relation to food intake will help you determine whether you have any eating disorder that requires professional help.The test does not replace or supersede counseling therapist or other specialist.It is not intended to put any diagnoses.He is the only tool for the preliminary assessment and diagnosis can not serve.Test relation to food intake EAT-26 only detects the presence of problems, and diagnosis and treatment can deliver and assign only qualified.
• EAT-26 (SELF-TEST IN RUSSIAN) PART ONE.
To pass the test EAT-26, please answer the questions which follow, as accurately, completely and honestly as possible.Remember: there is no right or wrong answers.There's only fair, appropriate and feel of your answers to the test - questions.
Read the statements that follow, and in each line mark the response corresponding to the greatest extent your opinion.To pass the test, check the box next answer, and at the end Calculate the amount of points corresponding to them.
- EAT-26: Test assertions
• TEST anorexia and bulimia: Calculation andEVALUATION OF
Determine the total score based on the results of your responses to all the major issues.
25 test questions (26 minutes exceptions) are estimated as follows.Answer will receive points:
1. «never» - 0 points;
2. «rare» - 0 points;
3. «sometimes" - 0 points;
4. «often» - 1 point;
5. «usually» - 2 points;
6. «always / ever" - 3 points.
26th issue valued differently:
1. «always» - 0 points;
2. «usually» - 0 points;
3. «quite often" - 0 points;
4. «sometimes" - 1 point;
5. «rare» - 2 points;
6. «never» - 3 points.
If the total score on the test, anorexia and bulimia is greater than 20 points, there is a very high probability of abnormalities, disorders of your relationship to food intake.That is to say that you have any eating disorders, presumably, anorexia or bulimia.However, remember that the test EAT-26 self-diagnostic tool is not, and is used for a preliminary assessment of the relationship to food intake.It is only in terms of this test to diagnose correctly.
number of screening points that are specific to certain eating disorders not associated with anorexia and bulimia - for example, limiting, compulsive eating disorders, etc.That is, the test makes it possible to identify "at risk" in need of a doctor's advice in the field of mental health, but does not cover all existing eating disorder to date.
• EAT-26, PART TWO
second part - the test is designed to assess the depth and specificity of the existing eating disorders in the time period, namely, for the last 6 months.Required to answer 5 questions "yes" or "no."
Additional questions show you the behavioral symptoms characteristic of eating disorders.4-5 "yes" are entitled to assume you have serious psychological problems with the attitude to eating.
If the number of points on the 26 basic test - questions on anorexia and bulimia (first part) has exceeded 20, and your weight is not correct for your age and sex - you need to urgently contact a specialist for help.Even if you find one of these criteria, it recommended consulting a therapist.And if you have all three - it's time to sound the alarm!Remember, eating disorders can threaten not only the health, but also to be life-threatening!
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