EDI 3 - Eating Disorder Inventory
David M. Garner, PhD.
EDI-3 Symptom Checklist aids in diagnosis
The EDI-3 consists of 91 items organized into 12
An independent and structured self-report form, the EDI-
primary scales: Drive for Thinness, Bulimia, Body
3 SC is easy to complete and provides data regarding
Dissatisfaction, Low Self-Esteem, Personal Alienation,
frequency of symptoms (i.e., binge eating; self-induced
Interpersonal Insecurity, Interpersonal Alienation, Inte-
vomiting; exercise patterns; use of laxatives, diet pills, and
roceptive Deficits, Emotional Dysregulation, Perfectio-
diuretics) necessary for determining whether patients meet
nism, Asceticism, and Maturity Fears.
DSM-IV-TRTM diagnostic criteria.
EDI-3 Referral Form is
designed for allied health professionals
Yields six composites: one that is eating-disorder
specific (i.e., Eating Disorder Risk) and five that are
An abbreviated form of the EDI-3, the EDI-3 RF can be
general integrative psychological constructs (i.e.,
administered in 5-10 minutes (and scored in 15 minutes)
Ineffectiveness, Interpersonal Problems, Affective
and includes behavioral symptom questions to help identify
Problems, Overcontrol, General Psychological Malad-
individuals with potential eating disorders or pathology,
including the three scales that compose the Eating Disorder
The item set from the original EDI, as well as items
Risk Composite (i.e., Drive for Thinness, Bulimia, Body
from the 1991 revision (EDI-2), has been carefully
preserved so that clinicians and researchers can
compare data collected previously with data from the
Referral indexes are used to identify individuals who have
or are at risk for eating disorders. These indexes are based
on the individual’s body mass index (BMI) only; on BMI
The EDI-3 has clinical norms for adolescents in
plus responses to EDI-3 questions about excessive eating
addition to U.S. and international adult clinical norms.
concerns; and on responses to behavioral questions pertai-
It also provides multisite nonclinical comparison
ning to eating disorder pathology.
Did you know?
The easy-to-use Percentile/T-Score Profile Forms include critical item sets that allow
for the development of a more meaningful clinical picture.
Introductory Kit (Professional manual, 25 item
booklets, 25 percentile t-score profile forms, 25
symptoms checklist, referal form manual and 25
Refferal form kit (refferal form manual and 25 refferal
Percentile/T-score profile forms
Consistent with prior editions, yet significantly updated
Provides a standardized clinical evaluation
associated with eating
13 to 53 years old
Individual or group