Assessment Measures for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders: A Review

Nadia Micali, Jennifer House

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Background: Several diagnostic and screening instruments are available for child and adolescent eating disorders. However, limitations have been identified in many of these. Method: We review the most frequently used assessment measures for eating disorders in children and adolescents. Results: Several of the available instruments have significant limitations, although relevant strengths are identified. Conclusions: Limitations in the current available instruments for child and adolescent eating disorders should be addressed in order to improve recognition and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalChild and Adolescent Mental Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment measures
  • Children and adolescents
  • Eating disorders


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