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Psychometrics of the Eating in Emotional Situations Questionnaire (EESQ) among low-income Latino elementary-school children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21385647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The current study examines the psychometric properties of the Eating in Emotional Situations Questionnaire (EESQ) and the frequency of eating in emotional situations among 159 low-income Latino fourth graders. The EESQ assesses eating in emotional situations that are emotion-driven ("I eat when I am lonely") and context-driven ("I eat when I get a really bad grade"). Internal consistencies for the EESQ subscales and total scale ranged from .70 to .86. Criterion validity of the EESQ was established by statistically significant correlations between the EESQ subscales and total scale, and uncontrollable eating, external eating, and junk food intake. Eating in emotional situations was common in the sample; almost one-half reported eating in at least 3 of the 11 types of emotional situations (e.g. when stressed, sad, or bored) and 28% reported eating in at least 6 types. Overall, these findings provide support for the internal consistency and validity of the EESQ in low-income Latino children, and suggest that eating in emotional situations is moderately present in this demographic. Future studies are needed to validate the EESQ in other ethnic groups and examine the longitudinal tracking of eating in emotional situations among Latino youth.
Brandi Y Rollins; Nathaniel R Riggs; Donna Spruijt-Metz; Arianna D McClain; Chih-Ping Chou; Mary Ann Pentz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies     Date:  2011-01-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating behaviors     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1873-7358     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Behav     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-09     Completed Date:  2011-06-29     Revised Date:  2014-04-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090048     Medline TA:  Eat Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Eating / psychology*
Fast Foods
Food Habits / ethnology,  psychology*
Hispanic Americans / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Psychometrics / methods*
Reference Values
Reproducibility of Results
Grant Support
1 F31 HL092721-01/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; F31 HL092721/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS; HD052107-0182/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R01 HD052107/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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