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Eating Attitudes Test-26 (EAT-26)

Eating Attitudes Test-26 (EAT-26) (Garner et al., 1982). The EAT-26 is a 26-item self- and clinician-report measure for youths ages 16-18 to assess for behaviors correlated with eating disorders. The EAT-26 can be used as a screening tool (Garner, 2010). The EAT-26 consists of three subscales: Dieting, Bulimia and Food Occupation, and Oral Control. Sample items include, “I feel that others would prefer if I ate more,” “I like my stomach to be empty,” and “I am occupied with a desire to be thinner.” The measure is rated using a 4-point Likert scale from zero (“Sometimes,” “Rarely,” and “Never”), one (“Often”), two (“Very often”), to three (“Always”). In addition to the original subscales, behavioral questions have been added to assess self-reported binge eating, self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives, extreme exercise, and past treatment of an eating disorder (Garner, 2010). The EAT-26 can be administered in ten minutes. Clinically disordered eating is indicated with a cut-off score of