Validation of the food thought suppression inventory

Rachel D. Barnes, Brian Fisak, Stacey Tantleff-Dunn

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The Food Thought Suppression Inventory (FTSI) was designed as a domain-specific measure of food-related thought suppression, and the FTSI has been found to be associated with eating pathology, including binge eating. Although initial research in this area is promising, as it may provide understanding of the cognitive processes related to the development of eating pathology and obesity, little is known about the psychometric properties of the FTSI. In the current study, the validity of the FTSI was examined, and the FTSI was found to be a valid, reliable, single factor measure of food thought suppression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-381
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Food
  • Measure
  • Obesity
  • Thought suppression
  • Weight


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