Eating Disorder Self-Assessment Quiz For Adult Family And Friends
Eating disorders do not discriminate. People of all ages and genders struggle with food. How can you tell if your spouse or partner, adult sibling or other family member, or friend has a problem with food or eating? Use this self-assessment tool as a guide.
Answer these 7 questions honestly:
1. Does it seem to you that your loved one has lost control over how she or he eats?
2. Does your loved one ever make her/himself sick because she/he feels uncomfortably full?
3. Does your loved one believe she/he is fat, even when others say she/he is too thin?
4. Do food and/or thoughts about food dominate your loved one’s life?
5. Do thoughts about changing his/her body or weight dominate your loved one’s life?
6. Are shared meals difficult because of your loved one’s eating behavior or comments about food, eating, or body image?
7. Are you or others worried about your loved one’s weight?
In this informal survey, 2 or more "yes" answers strongly indicate the presence of disordered eating.
Adapted from the Scoff Questionnaire by Morgan, Reid & Lacy-BMJ, 1999.
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