Talk:OToPS/Measures/Body Dysphoria Scale

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Question from Shelby Johnson on EDE vs DBS[edit]

Hi Dr. Youngstrom,

The more I do research on the BDDQ, the more issues I have with using it to distinguish preoccupation with body image in the way we are attempting to use the data from the survey. The BDDQ was designed to assess the possibility of BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) based on the DSM-IV-TR and focuses on screening specifically for BDD while being able to rule out other eating disorders.

I think the broadness of the questions of the scale itself are technically okay to continue with posters and your survey as long as we can specifically distinguish that the scale is NOT used to assess for all types of disordered eating and may be missing crucial elements when it comes to participants eating habits and preoccupation with body image. The reason I say this is because different eating disorders present differently, especially BDD versus AN, BN, etc. The actual BDDQ questions do not comprehensively ask about comfort of the participant in their own skin, but rather if they perceive any defects (such as genuinely feeling that your body doesn’t look like that of a human in comparison with just being preoccupied with weight/fat) which is classic for BDD.

This is a wordy email and I’m having a hard time explaining exactly what I mean, but, long story short, I don’t think the BDDQ is the best measure for the survey nor for an entire wikiversity page. I’m going to continue working on the wiki page and try to find an anchor pub for the posters, but I think a survey revision would be beneficial (and I recommend the EDE-Q).

Link for current BDDQ wikiversity page in my sandbox here. Mostly still doing background research and trying to find an anchor publication.

Let me know what you think, Shelby Ongmianli (discusscontribs) 20:13, 6 October 2017 (UTC)