Original Articles

Reliability and validity of Turkish form of SCOFF Eating Disorders Scale

Alpha Psychiatry 2015; 16: Supplement S31-S35
DOI: 10.5455/apd.174219
Read: 631 Downloads: 276 Published: 01 February 2015

Objective: There is no useful scale both in daily routine psychiatry practice and field trials in Turkish. The aim of the study is to perform the reliability and validity study of SCOFF Eating Disorders Scale. Methods: The study sample is consisted of female students of grade 5 of Celal Bayar University, School of Medicine. For the study, 62 volunteers were invited and 50 individuals who fulfilled all the study instruments constituted the study sample. All the study volunteers were female and the mean age was found to be 22.31±1.68. For concurrent validity, Eating Attitude Test was applied. Results: The forward and back translation of the SCOFF Eating Disoders Scale was performed, and linguistic equivalence was obtained with the scale prepared. In internal consistency, the Cronbach's alpha coefficient was found to be 0.74 and item-total correlation coefficients were between 0.21-0.55. In the exploratory factor analysis, one dimension was observed and all the items were represented. The confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the one-dimension structure. In the correlation analysis with Eating Attitude Test, the coefficient was found to be r=0.52. Conclusion: It is suggested that the Turkish form of SCOFF Eating Disorders Scale can be used reliably and validly in order to screen eating disorders. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2015; 16(0.100): 31-35]

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