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A Self-rating Scale for Bulimia the ‘BITE’

  • M. Henderson (a1) and C. P. L. Freeman


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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University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychiatry, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Momingside Park, Edinburgh.


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A Self-rating Scale for Bulimia the ‘BITE’

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