The emotional eating scale. Can a self-report measure predict observed emotional eating
AuthorsSchneider, Kristin L.
Appelhans, Bradley M.
Whited, Matthew C.
Oleski, Jessica L.
Pagoto, Sherry L.
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Document TypeJournal Article
Reproducibility of Results
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
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AbstractWe assessed the validity of the emotional eating scale (EES) by examining whether the EES predicted food intake following two negative mood inductions. Participants underwent mood inductions for anxiety, anger and neutral mood, then received snack foods in a sham palatability test. EES anxiety, but not anger, predicted intake. Participants high on EES anxiety consumed more snacks during the anxiety mood induction, whereas participants low on EES anxiety consumed less snacks. Results suggest that EES anxiety is a predictor of anxiety-driven eating and may be used to assess emotional eating when direct observation of intake is not possible.
SourceAppetite. 2012 Apr;58(2):563-6. Epub 2012 Jan 14. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/44830
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