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Psychometric properties of the Food Craving Inventory among obese patients with binge eating disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15854870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the psychometric properties of the Food Craving Inventory [FCI; White, M. A., Whisenhunt, B. L., Williamson, D. A., Greenway, F. L., & Netemeyer, R. G. (2002). Development and validation of the food-craving inventory. Obesity Research, 10 (107-114)] in a group of obese patients with binge eating disorder (BED). METHOD: Participants were 122 obese patients seeking treatment for BED who completed the FCI. Data from the original 28-item FCI were examined. The current study sample was then compared to a community sample of obese patients. RESULTS: Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the 4-factor structure of the FCI. An improved model was found following the deletion of 3 items, yielding a 25-item questionnaire. Secondary analyses indicated differences in patterns of food cravings between BED patients and an obese comparison group. DISCUSSION: The current study confirmed the psychometric properties of the FCI for use with a group of treatment-seeking obese patients with BED. Collectively, the results imply that obese patients with BED may crave sweets to a heightened degree relative to other food classes.
Marney A White; Carlos M Grilo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-02-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating behaviors     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1471-0153     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Behav     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-27     Completed Date:  2005-11-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090048     Medline TA:  Eat Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eating Disorders Research Program, Yale University School of Medicine, 301 Cedar St., 2nd Floor, New Haven, CT 06519, United States.
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MeSH Terms
Bulimia / epidemiology,  psychology*,  therapy
Dietary Sucrose / administration & dosage
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Food Preferences
Middle Aged
Obesity / epidemiology,  psychology*,  therapy
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data
Reproducibility of Results
Statistics as Topic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Sucrose

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