Purpose Food addiction (FA) refers to a condition characterizedby addiction in relation to some high-fat andhigh-sugar carbohydrate that leads to clinically significantimpairment or distress on several areas of functioning. TheYale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 (YFAS 2.0) has beenrecently updated to measure FA according to the DSM-5criteria for substance-related and addictive disorders. Thisstudy aimed at validating the Italian version of YFAS 2.0.Methods A sample of 574 Italian university students wasinvolved in this research. Confirmatory Factor Analysis(CFA) and Kuder–Richardson’s alpha for dichotomousdata were run to evaluate scale structure and reliability.Correlations between YFAS 2.0 and eating psychopathology,binge eating, sleep, and mood symptoms wereevaluated.Results Analogously to the original version, a single factorstructure emerged at the CFA. The alpha coefficient was 0.87. Moreover, sound, from moderate to high, correlationswere found with other measures.Conclusions The Italian version of the YFAS 2.0 hasdemonstrated in a sample of university students to be auseful tool to investigate food addictions.Level of evidence Level V, descriptive study.

Validation of the Italian version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 (I-YFAS 2.0) in a sample of undergraduate students

Aloi M;De Fazio P;Segura-Garcia C.
2017-01-01

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Purpose Food addiction (FA) refers to a condition characterizedby addiction in relation to some high-fat andhigh-sugar carbohydrate that leads to clinically significantimpairment or distress on several areas of functioning. TheYale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 (YFAS 2.0) has beenrecently updated to measure FA according to the DSM-5criteria for substance-related and addictive disorders. Thisstudy aimed at validating the Italian version of YFAS 2.0.Methods A sample of 574 Italian university students wasinvolved in this research. Confirmatory Factor Analysis(CFA) and Kuder–Richardson’s alpha for dichotomousdata were run to evaluate scale structure and reliability.Correlations between YFAS 2.0 and eating psychopathology,binge eating, sleep, and mood symptoms wereevaluated.Results Analogously to the original version, a single factorstructure emerged at the CFA. The alpha coefficient was 0.87. Moreover, sound, from moderate to high, correlationswere found with other measures.Conclusions The Italian version of the YFAS 2.0 hasdemonstrated in a sample of university students to be auseful tool to investigate food addictions.Level of evidence Level V, descriptive study.
2017
Food addiction; Y-FAS 2.0; italian version; validation; eating disorders
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