Further experience with the Body Attitude Test

  • M. Probst
  • H. Van Coppenolle
  • W. Vandereycken
Brief Report and New Hyotheses


The Body Attitude Test (BAT) questionnaire was specifically developed for the assessment of patients with eating disorders. To test its usefulness, the BAT was administered together with other self-report measures (Body Shape Questionnaire, Eating Disorder Inventory, Body Attitude Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale) in 69 anorectic, 26 bulimic patients and 165 female university students. The results indicate that the negative body attitude expressed on the BAT is related to other signs of negative body experience The BAT differentiates between clinical and non-clinical subjects and between anorectics and bulimics.

Key words

Body attitude test eating disordes body image eating disordes inventory psychometrics 


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© Editrice Kurtis 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Probst
    • 1
  • H. Van Coppenolle
    • 1
  • W. Vandereycken
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychomotor TherapyUniversity Center St. JosephKortenbergBelgium
  2. 2.Eating Disorder UnitUniversity Center St. JosephKortenbergBelgium

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