This instrument assesses three dimensions of eating behaviour:
- Cognitive control of eating
It was designed for a variety of uses including the assessment if eating disorders and obesity both before and after treatment. It is also useful for determining the effects of smoking cessation or any other condition that has weight change implications.
Additionally, the inventory has numerous research uses such as the investigation of cognitive processes related to hunger, eating behaviour, or their adoctation and control.
The Eating Inventory can be used for both adolescent and adults samples. It is a two-part questionnaire composed of 36 True or False items in part one and 15 rating scale items in part two. The examinee responds by marking his or her answers on a ready score answer sheet that provides a built-in scoring system for the examiner.