The validation of the malay version of binge eating scale: A comparison with the structured clinical interview for the DSM-IV

Sarah A. Robert, Abdul G. Rohana, Zainudin Suehazlyn, Thambu Maniam, Shah S. Azhar, Kamaruddin N. Azmi

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Background: The Binge Eating Scale (BES) questionnaire is a self-administered instrument developed to identify binge eaters. The aim of this study was to assess the validity of the Malay language version of BES as a screening instrument for binge eating. A cut-off point of 17 is taken as comparable to the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV patient version (SCID-I/P), the gold standard for the diagnosis of Binge Eating Disorder. Method: The questionnaire was structured from the English version of the original scale which has 16 items. The sample was obtained from outpatients and healthy adult volunteers at a teaching hospital. After completion of BES, the participants were interviewed with the SCID-I/P. The interviewer was blinded to the BES score. Results: The Malay version of BES yielded a sensitivity of 84.6%, specificity of 94.9%, a positive predictive value of 81.8%, a negative predictive value of 95.7%. Area under the curve was 0.95 (95% confidence interval: 0.90-0.99). The results of factor analysis indicated a two factor structure of feelings/cognition and behavioural manifestation of binge eating. Internal consistency, Cronbach's alpha was 0.89. Conclusion: The BES performed satisfactorily as a valid instrument for screening of binge eating among Malay-speaking population.

Original languageEnglish
Article number28
JournalJournal of Eating Disorders
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2013

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Interviews
Binge-Eating Disorder
Teaching Hospitals
Cognition
Statistical Factor Analysis
Area Under Curve
Healthy Volunteers
Emotions
Outpatients
Language
Confidence Intervals
Sensitivity and Specificity

Keywords

  • Binge eating scale
  • Malay

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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The validation of the malay version of binge eating scale : A comparison with the structured clinical interview for the DSM-IV. / Robert, Sarah A.; Rohana, Abdul G.; Suehazlyn, Zainudin; Maniam, Thambu; Azhar, Shah S.; Azmi, Kamaruddin N.

In: Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 1, No. 1, 28, 09.08.2013.

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