Table 2: Summaries of eating and personality measures by weight group

From: Obese adults have visual attention bias for food cue images: evidence for altered reward system function

 ObeseNormal weight
 Mean (s.d.)Mean (s.d.)
Behavioral inhibition/activation scale (BIS/BAS)a
 Drive10.82 (1.32)10.67 (1.65)
 Fun Seeking11.09 (2.12)11.78 (1.73)
 Reward Responsiveness17.27 (1.62)18.44 (1.62)
 Inhibition23.36 (3.14)23.06 (2.71)
   
Dutch eating behavior questionnaire (DEBQ)b
 Emotional3.18 (0.31)2.57 (0.46)
 External3.37 (0.39)2.60 (0.50)
 Restrained3.23 (0.56)2.64 (0.46)
   
Three factor eating questionnaire (TFEQ)c
 Cognitive Restraint9.22 (4.34)11.56 (4.78)
 Disinhibition9.06 (3.99)4.39 (3.26)
 Susceptibility to Hunger6.22 (3.57)5.11 (3.20)
   
Tridimensional personality questionnaire (TPQ)d
 Novelty Seeking14.83 (6.28)14.25 (5.20)
 Harm Avoidance13.83 (7.26)12.19 (5.79)
 Reward Dependence14.58 (3.34)14.44 (2.87)
  1. aBMI 30: N=11, BMI 25: N=18; Multivariate P=0.258.
  2. bBMI 30: N=15, BMI 25: N=15; Multivariate P=0.001; Post hoc: Emotional P<0.001, External P<0.001, Restrained P=0.004.
  3. cBMI 30: N=18, BMI 25: N=18; Multivariate P<0.001; Post hoc: Cognitive Restraint P=0.135, Disinhibition P=0.001, Hunger P=0.333.
  4. dBMI 30: N=12 BMI 25: N=16; Multivariate P=0.885.