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dc.contributor.authorFormby, P.
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Hunna
dc.contributor.authorHilyard, A.
dc.contributor.authorMartin, K.
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Sarah
dc.identifier.citationFormby, P. and Watson, H. and Hilyard, A. and Martin, K. and Egan, S. 2014. Psychometric properties of the Compulsive Exercise Test in an adolescent eating disorder population. Eating Behaviors. 15: pp. 555-557.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the factor structure, validity, and reliability of the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET) in an adolescent clinical eating disorder population. The data source was the Helping to Outline Paediatric Eating Disorders (HOPE) Project, a prospective ongoing registry study comprising consecutive pediatric tertiary eating disorder referrals. Adolescents (N=104; 12–17 years) with eating disorders completed the CET and other measures. Factor structure, convergent validity, and internal consistency were evaluated. Despite failing to identify a factor structure, the study provided clear evidence of the multidimensionality of the measure. The total score correlated significantly with measures of eating pathology, perfectionism, and frequency of exercise for shape and weight control (r = 0.32–0.70, ps < 0.05). More research into the multidimensional nature of compulsive exercise in clinical populations is needed. Further, research into compulsive exercise offers promise as an addition to existing cognitive behavioral models and treatments for eating disorders.

dc.subjectEating disorders
dc.subjectFactor analysis
dc.subjectCompulsive Exercise Test
dc.subjectHOPE Project
dc.titlePsychometric properties of the Compulsive Exercise Test in an adolescent eating disorder population
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleEating Behaviors
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology
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