Welcome to your Self-Regulation of Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (SREBQ)

Eating self-regulatory capacity can help individuals to cope with the obesogenic environment and achieve, as well as maintain, a healthy weight and diet. At present, there is no comprehensive, reliable and valid questionnaire for assessing this capacity and measuring change in response to self-regulation interventions in adults. This paper reports the development of the Self-regulation of Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (SREBQ) for use in UK adults, and presents evidence for its reliability and construct validity.

The SREBQ is a reliable and valid measure for assessment of eating self-regulatory capacity in the general UK adult population.  It is sourced from the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition
and Physical Activity, with authors Nathalie Kliemann, Rebecca J. Beeken, Jane Wardle and Fiona Johnson*

Copyright 2016 The Author(s). Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.

Do you find any of these foods tempting (that is, do you want to eat more of them than you think you should)? (Tick all those that you find tempting)

Do you intend NOT to eat too much of the foods you find tempting in the previous question?

Do you intend to have a healthy diet?

Please read the following statements and tick the boxes most appropriate to you. For the next few questions, please, understand that:

  • ‘Tempting foods’ are any food you want to eat more of than you think your should.
  • ‘Eating intentions’ refer to the way you are aiming to eat, for example you may intend to avoid tempting foods or eat healthy foods.

I give up too easily on my eating intentions

I'm good at resisting tempting food

I easily get distracted from the way I intend to eat

If I am not eating in the way I intend to, I make changes

I find it hard to remember what I have eaten throughout the day

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