Using eating disorder scales that are psychometrically unfit for vegetarian and vegan populations has important clinical implications.
Caution must be taken when interpreting their results in both clinical and research settings, particularly as they appear to be inaccurately capturing vegetarian and vegan related eating psychopathology. Indeed, it remains important that this growing minority group has access to appropriate screening and diagnostic tools if an eating disorder is suspected. As such, the aim of the present study is to develop a novel eating disorder screener for use in vegetarians and vegans.
Phase D of this multi-phase project involves taking part in an online survey. The online survey will ask questions about the respondents eating habits, their relationship with food, and their attitudes to their body. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete.