Hunger and Satiety Visual Analog Scales

Measure Definition:

Ratings of subjective appetite sensations, which reflect the motivational drive to eat, can be made using visual analogue scales (VAS). VAS are typically used to measure subjective ratings of hunger, fullness, desire to eat and prospective food consumption, but a range of scales have been employed, and a composite score can be created from individual scales. 



Construct Definition (and Source):

Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal. (MeSH)

Selected References

Citation PubMed ID

Flint, A., Raben, A., Blundell, J. E., & Astrup, A. (2000). Reproducibility, power and validity of visual analogue scales in assessment of appetite sensations in single test meal studies. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 24(1), 38