Handbook of Assessment Methods for Eating Behaviors and Weight-Related Problems: Measures, Theory, and Research / Edition 2

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412951357
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/10/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 1,374,971
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

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