Exercise Dependence Final Year Project

Help needed for my university final year project

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15/03/2013 at 18:33
Well, I've not had my 'report' ....anyone else had an e-mail?
Dustboy    pirate
18/03/2013 at 17:07

Got my result. 99. whatever that means. Unless it's Plums age? Come on, fess up all..

Pudge    pirate
18/03/2013 at 17:21
Got mine too. Scored 100 on dependency. Did a bit of digging and looks like only anything over 116 would suggest an 'addiction' to running, exercise etc

I would caveat that by saying that my research comprised of a 2 minute google search. I'm an expert on most things in my life using a similar method of analysis!
18/03/2013 at 18:57
I scored 91 so I guess thats good.... Although if I was addicted to running maybe I would do a bit more run training so maybe addiction isnt all bad.
18/03/2013 at 19:02
I got 125, what does that mean?
It would have been useful is she had sent out a handout of what the results mean!
Dustboy    pirate
18/03/2013 at 20:01

That you have got more than anyone else so far

18/03/2013 at 21:05
117 for me!!
19/03/2013 at 10:19

I scored a lowly 82

MTri    pirate
19/03/2013 at 10:35

124 for me, and likewise, not too sure exactly what that means, but it's over the 116 mentioned by 'Pudge', so I'm in troible

19/03/2013 at 10:44

I got 100 as well.  I emailed Hannah back for a bit more explanation and got this...


Here is a little bit more information about the results for the 

Exercise Dependence Questionnaire

The highest possibly score for the EDQ is 203. The paper that I have 
referenced with your feedback basically just explains that there is no 
official cut off score for the Exercise Dependence Questionnaire. The 
paper examines the various cut off scores which have been used in 
previous research ranging from higher than 116 to higher than 145. 
There is no correct cut off score as higher than 116 may include false 
positives and higher than may result in false negatives. It is also 
important to note that the EDQ is not used as a diagnostic tool, just 
as a guideline, so a higher score may not necessarily mean an 
unhealthy addiction to exercise, some that would be described as 
?Exercise Dependence? lead a healthy lifestyle and would not 
necessarily put exercise first even with a score that suggests this. 
To be officially diagnosed you would need to go through extensive 
interviews with a psychiatrist.

Physical Self-Description Questionnaire

The maximum score for 'Health' and 'Self-Esteem' is 56 (8 questions 
with maximum of 7) and for all the other subscales the maximum score 
is 42 (6 questions with a maximum of 7). Each score is a positive 
mark, so the higher your number, you more positively you were that 
aspect. For example a high score in health means that you perceive 
your health as positive, but a low score in body fat means you 
perceive your body fat as negative. With body fat, a low score does 
not relate to the amount of body fat, just whether you view in a 
positive or negative way.



19/03/2013 at 11:16

I am eating as much as I can in my preparation for Ironman 2015, I will probably start the physical training next year

19/03/2013 at 12:23

107 for me. Solid plan fatmo 

19/03/2013 at 12:49

127.. Oops. I do wonder if my score would be different if I wasn't training for a marathon + HIM though. Perhaps I am just in denial.. best go for a run to think it over.

19/03/2013 at 20:05
I score 53 for self esteem..,interesting.
People that know me might not have predicted that!!

Perceptions of own physical appearance lowest at 21....but how can that be graded without actually seeing me. I perceive myself fairly correctly as being rather unattractive by conventional standards.
Muscly, a bit on the scrawny side, hair going grey, bit wrinkled and worried looking, never wear make up, and wear the same shabby clothes every day.
This is an accurate description, not a distorted self loathing one.
Certain aspects of it I choose/ can't be bothered to improve....
Edited: 19/03/2013 at 20:05

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