Regardless of the type of intervention received (cognitive dissonance or healthy weight), the athletes significantly improved from baseline in terms of thin-ideal internalization, as measured with the Ideal Body Stereotype Scale-Revised (IBSS-R); negative affect, as measured with the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule-Expanded Form (PANAS-X); eating pathology, as measured with the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire-Bulimia Nervosa scale (EDEQ-BN); and body dissatisfaction, as measured with the EDEQ
scales for shape concern (EDEQ-SC) and weight concern (EDEQ-WC).
displayed a slightly higher significant, moderate, positive correlation with the OCI-R, r (141) = .46, p < .01, than the EAT-26, r (140) = .44, p < .01.
The controls had no history of eating disorders and scored within the normal range on a set of screening questionnaires including the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAD, the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ), the Eating Disorder Beliefs Questionnaire (EDBQ) and the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDEQ
) (Beck, Ward, Medelson, Mock, & Erbaugh, 1961; Cooper, Cohen-Tovee, Todd, Wells, & Tovee, 1997; Cooper, Taylor, Cooper, & Fairburn, 1987; Fairburn & Beglin, 1994; Rosenberg, 1965) (see Table 1).
Rather odd looking at first sight, the aptly-titled Edeq
quickly grew on this reviewer with its black and silver trimmings and retro-70s shape.