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Compulsive Eating Scale (CES)
Availability
The instrument can be found in: Dunn, P. K., & Ondercin, P. (1981). Personality variables related to compulsive eating in college women. J Clin Psychol, 37(1), 43–49.
Classification
Supplemental: Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
Short Description of Instrument
The Compulsive Eating Scale (CES) is a 32-item self-report questionnaire (Dunn & Ondercin, 1981; Ondercin, 1979) that measures the degree of compulsive eating. Items on the CES include “emotional states related to food and eating, as well as information with regard to weight, weight control, height, and eating binge” (Dunn & Ondercin, 1981).
Scoring
Each item of the 16 discriminating items are scored on a scale of 1 to 5 A total score is calculated for each item. The scores range from 16 to 80. 8is scored 1–5 with a max total of 80.The higher the score the higher degree of compulsive eating.
Psychometric Properties
Test-restest reliability of the CES is 0.96 based on an interval of approximately 4 weeks between test administrations (Dunn & Ondercin, 1981).
References
Dunn, P. K., & Ondercin, P. (1981). Personality variables related to compulsive eating in college women. J Clin Psychol, 37(1), 43–49.
 
Ondercin, P. (1979). Compulsive eating guide in college women. Journal of College Student Personnel, 20, 153–157.
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