Binge Eating Scale: Further Assessment of Validity and Reliability

Validity of the Binge Eating Scale, used to measure binge eating severity in overweight binge eaters, was examined using food records

Gayle M. Timmerman

2007

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  • Validity of the Binge Eating Scale, used to measure binge eating severity in overweight binge eaters, was examined using food records
  • Binge severity was measured by total number of binge calories, binge episodes, and binge days over 28 days
  • BES scores were not related to total caloric intake
  • The BES was unable to distinguish between subjective and objective binge eating, which is essential for diagnostic purposes

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