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Handbook of Assessment Methods for Eating Behaviors and Weight-Related Problems

Handbook of Assessment Methods for Eating Behaviors and Weight-Related Problems
Measures, Theory, and Research

Second Edition

July 2009 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A thoroughly up-to-date reference for researchers who specialize in obesity and clinicians who specialize in working with clients with problem eating behaviors, Handbook of Assessment Methods for Eating Disorders and Weight-Related Problems, Second Edition, offers the field's most comprehensive collection of measures and assessment tools related to eating behaviors.

In addition to obesity (an issue that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States), the Handbook deals with problem eating behaviors, eating disorders, and the associated psychological issues that underlie these problems. This Second Edition provides the latest research and theory, along with empirically validated assessment tools for measuring attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors with regard to food, including:

  • General personality assessment and psychopathology of persons with eating and weight-related concerns

  • Quality of life assessments

  • Measuring attitudes and beliefs about obese people

  • Assessment of body image

  • Measures of restrained eating

  • Measures of physical activity

  • Measuring food intake

  • Binge eating and purging

  • Eating and weight-related problems with children

  • Identification of psychological problems of patients with eating disorders

New and Continuing Features: 

  • No other resource offers such a comprehensive collection of assessment methods for eating disorders and weight-related problems in one volume.
  • Contributions from highly regarded scholars and researchers in the field offer up-to-date, academically rigorous, and research-based information.
  • The volume's Introduction emphasizes the importance of research in this area and highlights the changes in the field over the past decade.

David Allison, Monica Baskin
Chi C. Chan, Melissa A. Napolitano, Gary D. Foster
Ch 1. Assessment of General Personality and Psychopathology Among Persons with Eating and Weight-Related Concerns
Ronette L. Kolotkin, Steffany Haaz, Kevin R. Fontaine
Ch 2. Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Obesity and Eating Disorders
Todd Morrison, Sarah Roddy, Travis A. Ryan
Ch 3. Methods for Measuring Attitudes and Beliefs About Obese People
Hermal Shroff, Rachel M. Calogero, J. Kevin Thompson
Ch 4. Assessment of Body Image
Michael R. Lowe, Graham Thomas
Ch 5. Measures of Restrained Eating:Conceptual Evolution and Psychmetric Update
Donna Spruijt-Metz, David Berrigan, Louise A. Kelly, Rob McConnell, Donna Dueker, Greg Lindsey, Audie A. Atienza, Selena Michel, Melinda L. Irwin, Jennifer Wolch, Michael Jerrett, Zaria Tatalovich, Susan Redline
Ch 6. Measures of Physical Activity and Exercise
Lauren Lissner, Nancy Potischman
Ch 7. Measuring Food Intake in Free-Living Populations--Focus on Obesity
John Blundell, Kees de Graff, Graham Finlayson, Jason C.G. Halford, Marion Hetherington, Neil King, James Stubbs
Ch 8. Measuring Food Intake, Hunger, and Satiation in the Laboratory
Brian Wansink
Ch 9. Measuring Food Intake in Field Studies
George Tasca, Valerie Krysanski, Natasha Demidenko, Hany Bissada
Ch 10. Binge Eating and Purging
Drew Anderson, Kyle P. DeYoung, Catherine Walker
Ch 11. Assessment of Eating Disordered Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors
Tanja Kral, Myles Faith, Angelo Pietrobelli
Ch 12. Assessment of Eating and Weight-Related Problems in Children
Dympna Gallagher, Fahad Javed
Ch 13. Assessment of Human Body Composition
James Levine, Ann M. Harris
Ch 14. Measurement of Energy Expenditure
Key features
The features and benefits of this volume are as follows:

Feature: A comprehensive resourse for obesity measures and assessment of problem weight behaviors
Benefit: Researchers and clinicians will find what they need in one volume when working with this population

Feature: Contributors are well known and highly regarded
Benefit: The book has the Academic rigor and respect necessary for this type of volume

Feature: New edition will be up to date with empirically validated measures
Benefit: Provides an accurate and consistent way to measure issues related to this population

Introduction that will highlight and emphasize the importance research in this area and how things have changed in the past decade


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ISBN: 9781412951357