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A self-rating scale for bulimia. The 'BITE'.

Authors
  • Henderson, M
  • Freeman, C P
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
Volume
150
Pages
18–24
Identifiers
PMID: 3651670
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A new brief questionnaire, the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE), for the detection and description of binge-eating is described. Data from two separate populations demonstrate satisfactory reliability and validity. The scale has measures of both symptoms and severity. All items in the DSM-III definition of bulimia and Russell's definition of bulimia nervosa are covered but the questionnaire is more than just an operationalised checklist of these diagnostic criteria.

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