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The meaning of food (MOF): The development of a new measurement tool

Ogden, J, Liakopoulou, E, Antilliou, G and Gough, G (2012) The meaning of food (MOF): The development of a new measurement tool European Eating Disorders Review, 20 (5). pp. 423-426.

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This paper aimed to develop a reliable measurement tool to evaluate the meanings of food that could be used in both practice and research and to examine possible gender differences. A new meaning of food questionnaire (MOF) was refined across two studies (study 1, n = 451 and study 2, n = 170). The final questionnaire consisted of 25 items and 8 reliable subscales: food and sex, emotional regulation, treat, guilt, social interaction, control over life, control over food, family. The new Meaning of Food (MOF) questionnaire could be used in both research and clinical practice to profile patients and explore predictors of eating behaviour. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Ogden, J
Liakopoulou, E
Antilliou, G
Gough, G
Date : September 2012
DOI : 10.1002/erv.1141
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Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article: Ogden J, Liakopoulou E, Antilliou G, Gough G. The meaning of food (MOF): The development of a new measurement tool. European Eating Disorders Review 20(5):423-426, which has been published in final form at
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 May 2014 14:37
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:59

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