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

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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.


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Assessment of HealthRelated Quality of Life
Methods for Measuring Attitudes
Assessment of Body Image
Measures of Physical Activity and Exercise
Measuring Food Intake Hunger Satiety
Measuring Food Intake in Field Studies
Binge Eating and Purging
Assessment of EatingDisordered Thoughts
Assessment of Eating and WeightRelated
Assessment of Human Body Composition
Measurement of Energy Expenditure
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David B. Allison is professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is the editor of the groundbreaking anthology "The New Nietzsche.

Monica L. Baskin, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Associate Scientist in the UAB Center for Health Promotion and the UAB Clinical Nutrition Research Center. She obtained a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Emory University and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. Her primary research interests involve behavioral interventions for the prevention and treatment of obesity, sickle cell disease, and minority health and health disparities. She is skilled in designing, implementing and evaluating theory-based and culturally-competent interventions.

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