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Adaptation and validation of the Malay eating disorder examination-questionnaire 6.0 (ede-q 6.0) among university students: a pilot study

Mohd Taib, Nasehah and Abdul Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum (2021) Adaptation and validation of the Malay eating disorder examination-questionnaire 6.0 (ede-q 6.0) among university students: a pilot study. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 30 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2232-0385 (In Press)

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Abstract

Background: The latest epidemiological data on eating disorders in Malaysia is still unavailable, probably due to lack of assessment tool to screen and diagnose eating disorders for the Malaysian population. Due to this, the current study aims to: i) adapt Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire 6.0 (EDE-Q 6.0) to Malay language, ii) conduct pre-testing, and iii) conduct small-scale reliability and validity analyses prior to conducting the main study on its psychometric properties. EDE-Q 6.0 was chosen to be adapted and validated due to its established relationships with a ‘gold standard’ assessment for eating disorder i.e. Eating Disorder Examination. Methods: The pilot study was conducted on undergraduate students in Psychology (N=94) at a public university by using cross-sectional survey design. Prior to conducting the pilot study, pre-testing procedure was conducted on five postgraduate students in Psychology. Results: The results from the pilot study revealed Malay EDE-Q 6.0 has excellent internal reliability with alpha coefficient of .94. The Malay EDE-Q 6.0 has shown to have positive and strong relationship with English EDE-Q 6.0 with coefficient of equivalence of r = .97. The pilot study also revealed that Malay EDE-Q 6.0 has acceptable convergent and divergent validities, nevertheless with a weak positive relationship with the measures for anxiety and depression symptoms. Discussion: This study indicates that the Malay version of EDE-Q 6.0 has a great potential to be used as a valid and reliable screening tool for eating disorders in Malaysia. Considering the limitations of pilot study, main study ought to be carried out to validate the current findings.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5374/87522
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire 6.0, Malay, Validation, University Students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA790 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Mental Health. Mental Illness Prevention
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Dr Jamilah Hanum Abdul Khaiyom
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 15:35
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 15:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/87522

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