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Eating Disorders Impairment Test

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are major problems in the West. Besides these problems directly related to food intake and body weight, eating disorders also commonly cause significant impairment in the people who suffer from them.

This test is based on the Clinical Impairment Assessment Questionnaire, created by Dr. Kristin Bohn and Dr. Christopher Fairburn at Oxford. The test focuses on the negative impact an eating disorder can have on a person’s psychosocial functioning, that is, their general well-being and ability to lead a normal life.

Are you impaired as the result of an eating disorder? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 20

Over the last month, to what extent have your eating habits, exercising, or feelings about your eating, shape, or weight...

Stopped you from eating out with others.



The IDRlabs Psychosocial Impairment due to Eating Disorders Test (IDR-PITED) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-PITED is based on the work of Dr. Kristin Bohn, D.Clin.Psy. and Dr. Christopher Fairburn, M.D., who created the Clinical Impairment Assessment Questionnaire (CIA). The IDR-PIT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The test makes use of the following scales:

Mood and Self-perception: Individuals who score high on mood and self-perception impairment tend to experience significantly diminished functioning with their emotional states and self-concept due to eating disorder features. They usually go through negative feelings and thoughts reflecting self-pity, inferiority, frustration, sadness, anger, shame, and guilt. They tend to have a pessimistic view of their identity, self-esteem, body image, and role performance. It is often difficult for them to accomplish their daily tasks due to their self-defeating thought patterns and general sentiments associated with their eating habits, exercise, and weight.

Cognitive Functioning: Due to their perception of their eating habits, exercise, shape, and/or weight concerns, people who score high on cognitive functioning impairment experience significantly diminished functioning with intellectual activities. They typically have difficulties remembering, learning new things, concentrating, and making day-to-day decisions affecting their lives and those who interact with them. As a result of the impairment of their critical thinking, attention, memory, decision making, and language comprehension, it is often challenging for them to keep up with the requirements of modern life.

Interpersonal Functioning: Individuals who score high on interpersonal functioning impairment typically go through substantially diminished performance regarding their relationships. Due to their perceived, as well as their eating habits, exercise, shape, and/or weight concerns, they usually face challenges related to spending time with friends and family, communication with them, and their general connection to others. Their bond with their family, friends, and colleagues may have been weakened or disrupted due to their possible eating disorders. As a result, it has been challenging for them to manage or keep up with their social responsibilities.

Work/School Performance: Due to their perceived eating habits and exercise, shape, and/or weight concerns, individuals who score highly on work or school performance impairment go through substantially diminished functioning regarding their occupations or studies. Because of their eating disorders, they usually face challenges with accomplishing deadlines, undertaking projects, and coping with multiple tasks. It is frequently difficult for them to report to work or school and deliver the expected results. The quality of their outputs and attendance has been significantly impaired.

As the publishers of this free online psychosocial impairment due to eating disorders test, which allows you to screen yourself for the indicators of this condition, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the psychosocial impairment due to eating disorders test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This psychosocial impairment due to an eating disorders test is delivered free of charge. It will allow you to obtain your scores related to the diminished or loss of functioning regarding mood and self-perception, cognitive functioning, interpersonal functioning, and work performance due to eating disorders.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of M.D. and D.Clin.Psy. experts and is designed to deliver a clear picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating psychosocial impairment as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.