The AAQ-W measures in 22-items the experiential avoidance of unwanted weight related thoughts, feelings and actions. Total and subscale scores are calculated by summing item responses. Higher scores indicate greater weight-related experiental avoidance (EA). Items are rated on a 7-point scale(1 “never true”or“not at all believable”and 7 "always true”or“completely believable”). Higher scores reflect more weight-related experiential avoidance. The AAQW-R, compromise 10 of the 22 items.
Year: 2008 Authors: Lillis/ Palmeira Disease: Obesity Outcome: Coping with the disease
See more tools that use this outcome
Measure: Coping with the disease
See more tools that use this measure
Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 4
See the RCTs
Scale: Lower scores are better Reference: Lillis, J., & Hayes, S. C. (2008). Measuring avoidance and inflexibility in weight related problems. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 4(4), 348-354./ Palmeira L, Cunha M, Pinto-Gouveia J, Carvalho S, & Lillis J (2016). New developments in the assessment of weight-related experiential avoidance (AAQW-Revised). Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 5, 193–200
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: Unclear 10.1037/h0100865 / 10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.06.001