What is the SCOFF questionnaire and how is it used in the diagnosis of anorexia nervosa?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Bettina E Bernstein, DO; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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The SCOFF questionnaire, as follows, is a screening tool for eating disorders, with 1 point awarded for every positive reply and a score greater than 2 indicating likely anorexia nervosa or bulimia [87] :

  • Do you make yourself Sick because you feel uncomfortably full?

  • Do you worry you have lost Control over how much you eat?

  • Have you lost more than One stone* in a 3-month period?

  • Do you believe yourself to be Fat when others say you are too thin?

  • Would you say that Food dominates your life?

* One stone is approximately 14 lb, or 6.35 kg.


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