Anuario de investigaciones
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ELIZATHE, Luciana et al. Detection of eating disorders in children: linguistic and conceptual adaptation of the Children´S Eating Attitudes Test (CHEAT). Anu. investig. [online]. 2010, vol.17, pp. 33-40. ISSN 1851-1686.
The purpose of this work is to present the linguistic and conceptual adaptation of the Children´s Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT, Maloney, McGuire & Daniels, 1988), one of the best known screening instruments to detect eating disorders (ED) in children. With this end, a translation from the original language -english- to the local one -spanish- was performed. The first draft was tested with children between the ages of 9 to 12 years old, and after that some of the items had to be modified in order to obtain a reliable test of the understanding and linguistic expressions used by the local children. Next, five experts in ED analyzed a second draft and evaluated and assessed the adequacy of the items to evaluate ED in children. Last, a final test was conducted with children between the ages of 12 and 13 years old. This last version was approved due to the fact that there weren´t difficulties found. Finally, the conclusion was that now there is a conceptually adequate linguistic adaptation for children in our environment.
Palavras-chave : Eating disorders; Adaptation; Test; Children.