Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis of the distress tolderance scale (DTS) in a clinical sample of eating disorder patients

B.C. Raykos, Susan Byrne, H. Watson

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Abstract

A confirmatory factor analysis of the factor structure of the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS) created by Corstorphine et al. [Corstorphine, E., Mountford, V., Tomlinson, S., Waller, G., & Meyer, C. (2007). Distress tolerance in the eating disorders. Eating Behaviors, 8, 91–97.] was conducted to assess whether the scale's purported three factors emerged in a clinical sample of patients with a DSM-IV diagnosed eating disorder. The original three-factor model was generally considered to be a poor fit for the data. Subsequent exploratory factor analysis indicated that a better fit emerged using a four-factor structure. Significant associations were observed between behavioral avoidance of positive affect and eating disorder psychopathology. Implications for use of the DTS with eating disorder patients are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
JournalEating Behaviors
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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