Fat Phobia scale


The Fat Phobia scale is a 14 item questionnaire regarding beliefs and feelings towards people who are fat or obese.

Items are scored on a 1-5 scale. Add up the score for each item to get the total score. Then divide by 14

High scores = more “fat phobia”. Low scores = less “fat phobia”.

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Robinson, B., Bacon, L. and O’reilly, J. (1993). Fat phobia: Measuring, understanding, and changing anti-fat attitudes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 14(4), pp.467-480.

Bacon JG, Scheltema KE, Robinson BE. Fat phobia scale revisited: the short form. International Journal of Obesity. 2001; 25: 252-257.

Ethical Considerations:

Body image could be a sensitive topic.

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