Sunday, 15 May 2022

Child Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT)

Child Eating Attitudes Test (ChEAT)

(Maloney, McGuire, & Daniels, 1988).

The ChEAT is a 26-item self-report measure assessing disordered eating in youths ages 8-13. We can use the ChEAT as a screening tool (Garner, 2010). We developed it from the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26; Garner, Olmsted, Bohr, & Garfinkel, 1982) for adults. The ChEAT comprises three subscales: dieting, restricting, and food preoccupation. Sample items include, “I think a lot about having fat on my body,” and “I like my stomach to be empty.” Each item is rated using a 4-point Likert scale as either zero (“Sometimes,” “Rarely,” and “Never”), one (“Often”), two (“Very Often”), or three (“Always”). We can administer it in five minutes. It shows acceptable to good internal consistency (α = .76-.87; Verhulst & van der Ende, 2006). In addition, the ChEAT demonstrates concurrent.

The validity with independent measures of weight management and body dissatisfaction (Smolak & Levine, 1994). This measure is available online (http://www.1000livesplus.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/documents/1011/ChEAT.pdf).

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