A Psychometric Investigation of Brazilian Portuguese Versions of the Caregiver Eating Messages Scale and Intuitive Eating Scale-2

Roberto da Silva, Wanderson and Neves, Angela Nogueira and Ferreira, Lucilene and Campos, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini and Swami, Viren (2018) A Psychometric Investigation of Brazilian Portuguese Versions of the Caregiver Eating Messages Scale and Intuitive Eating Scale-2. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity. ISSN 1590-1262

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Abstract

The Caregiver Eating Messages Scale (CEMS) was developed to assess perceived restrictive or critical caregiver messages in relation to food intake and pressure to eat, whereas the Intuitive Eating Scale-2 (IES-2) measures one’s tendency to follow internal cues of hunger and satiety when making eating-related decisions. Both scales are useful in the arsenal of eating behaviour scholars. Here, we developed Brazilian Portuguese translations of both scales and assessed their psychometric properties in Brazilian adults. A total of 288 participants (men = 52.8%) completed the CEMS, IES-2, Body Appreciation Scale (BAS), and a demographic questionnaire. The results of confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the factor structure of both scales had adequate fit following the elimination of items and addition of covariances. Evidence of adequate factorial, convergent and discriminant validity, as well as reliability was identified. Furthermore, correlations of CEMS and IES-2 with BAS scores and body mass index were obtained. Both instruments’ models were found to be invariant across sex, with men having significantly higher scores on two subscales of the IES-2 only. These results provide evidence for the psychometric properties of the CEMS and IES-2 in Brazilian Portuguese-speaking adults.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Caregiver eating messages, Intuitive eating, Eating behaviour, Body appreciation
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Viren Swami
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 09:43
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703448

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