Eating Attitude Test-26©

Eating Attitude Test-26©

Definition

The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) is a standardized self-report measure of symptoms and concerns characteristic of eating disorders. It is probably the most widely used test used to assess “eating disorder risk” based on attitudes, feelings, and behaviors related to eating and eating disorder symptoms. The EAT-26 is a refinement of the original EAT-40 that was first published in 1979 and used in one of the first studies to examine socio-cultural factors in the development and maintenance of eating disorders.

Domains

Eating Disorder

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Clinical

Assessment modes

Questionnaire

Eligibility

9 years and above

Estimated time

Less than 5 minutes

Attribution

Garner et al. 1982, Psychological Medicine, 12, 871-878