Albert J. Stunkard, Samuel Messick
Assess three dimensions of eating behavior
17 years and older
Approximately 15 minutes
Mean and Standard Deviations of each dimension for normal and obese groups
Recognize and treat eating-related disorders with the Eating Inventory. This instrument assesses three dimensions of eating behavior: cognitive control of eating, disinhibition, and hunger. It is useful to design specific treatment programs, evaluate treatment programs for obesity, predict weight gain following smoking cessation, explain weight changes among depressed persons, and assess the behavior of bulimic patients.