Validation of a french-canadian adaptation of the intuitive eating scale-2 for the adult population

Authors: Carbonneau, Élise; Carbonneau, Noémie; Lamarche, BenoîtProvencher, VéroniqueBégin, CatherineBradette-Laplante, MaudeLaramée, CatherineLemieux, Simone
Abstract: Intuitive eating is an adaptive eating style based on the reliance on physiological cues to determine when, what, and how much to eat. The Intuitive Eating Scale-2 (IES-2) is a validated four-subscale tool measuring the degree of adherence to intuitive eating principles. The present series of studies aimed at evaluating the psychometric properties of a French-Canadian adaptation of the IES-2 for the adult population. The factor structure, the reliability (internal consistency and test-retest), the construct validity, and the discriminant validity were evaluated in 334 women and 75 men from the Province of Québec, Canada, across two studies. A confirmatory factor analysis upheld that the four-factor structure of the original IES-2 was adequate for the present sample of French-Canadians. The scale demonstrated adequate internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Construct validity evidence was obtained with the significant associations between intuitive eating and psychological and eating-related variables. Intuitive eating was negatively associated with eating disorder symptomatology and with food- and weight-preoccupation, and positively associated with body-esteem and well-being. The French-Canadian IES-2 was also able to discriminate between genders and body mass index categories. The properties of this new version of the IES-2 are demonstrative of a reliable and valid tool to assess intuitive eating in the French-Canadian adult population of the Province of Québec.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 11 May 2016
Open Access Date: 11 May 2018
Document version: AM
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/12929
This document was published in: Appetite, Vol. 105, 37–45 (2016)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.001
Academic Press
Alternative version: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.001
27179938
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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