Prevalence of eating disorders: Methodological considerations

M. Ángeles Peláez Fernández, Francisco J.Labrador Encinas, Rosa M.Raich Escursell

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In the present study, the methodological designs and diagnostic instruments used in the estimation of the prevalence of eating disorders among general population are revised. The advantages, inconveniences and biases associated with the use of each methodological procedure are shown. The inherent difficulties attached to the estimation of eating disorders prevalence are also presented. Lastly, we propose some methodological advises in order to study accurately the prevalence of eating disorders among general population. © Intern. Jour. Psych. Psychol. Ther.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-144
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005


  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Eating disorders
  • Prevalence


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