Factorial Structure and Reliability of Eating Mindfully Questionnaire (EMQ) among Married Women with Overweight and Obesity

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD Candidate.Department of Counseling, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran.

2 Department of Counseling‚ Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Assistant Professor of Nutrition. Department of Nutrition, School of Paramedicine, Ahvaz Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.


Background and Objecitve: The current research aimed to determine the factorial structure and reliability of Eating Mindfully Questionnaire (EMQ) among married women with overweight and obesity in Ahvaz.
Subjects and Methods: The design of the current research was based on descriptive and factorial analysis. The sample consisted of 200 people recruited using available sampling method according to inclusion-exclusion criteria. The participants answered to the EMQ and the data were analyzed using Pearson Product-Moment coefficient correlation, Cronbach's α, and exploratory (EFA) and confirmative (CFA) factorial analysis. The analyses were performed using SPSS-25 and AMOS-24 software.
Results: The results of exploratory factorial analysis. EFAindicated 5 factors like the origin questionnaire. Confirmative factorial analysis. (CFA) supported fitness of the 5-factorial model of EMQ. The Cronbach's α coefficients of the factors ranged from.74 to.84 and it was.8 for the total score. The convergent validity coefficient of the EMQ with the Five-Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire was satisfying.
Conclusion: According to the results, the EMQ has adequate reliability and validity and it is useable in research and clinical purposes among overweight and obese population.


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