Compensatory Eating Behaviors Related to Alcohol Consumption (CEBRACS)

BEFORE drinking
1) In the past 3 months‚ I have eaten less than usual during one or more meals before drinking to get DRUNKER.
2) In the past 3 months‚ I have exercised before drinking to make up for the calories in alcohol that I anticipated consuming.
3) In the past 3 months‚ I have eaten less than usual during one or more meals before drinking to feel the effects of alcohol FASTER.
4) In the past 3 months‚ I have skipped one or more meals before drinking to make up for the number of calories in alcohol that I anticipated consuming.
5) In the past 3 months‚ I have taken laxatives before drinking to make up for the calories in alcohol that I anticipated consuming.
6) In the past 3 months‚ I have skipped one or more meals before drinking to feel the effects of alcohol FASTER.
WHILE under the effects of alcohol Instructions: For each of the following statements‚ think about behaviors you have engaged in WHILE you were drinking or under the effects of alcohol (e.g. while you were drinking during a wedding reception‚ party‚ bar‚ club‚ football game). This also includes situations where you may have been done drinking‚ but the effects of alcohol had not completely worn off. As an example‚ imagine arriving home from a party where you had been drinking and you could still feel the effects of alcohol even though you had stopped drinking earlier in the night.
7) In the past 3 months‚ I have eaten less than usual while I was drinking because I wanted to feel the effects of the alcohol FASTER.
8) In the past 3 months‚ I have taken diuretics while I was drinking to make up for the calories in alcohol that I was consuming.
9) In the past 3 months‚ I have not eaten at all while I was drinking because I wanted to feel the effects of the alcohol FASTER.
10) In the past 3 months‚ I have eaten low-calorie or low-fat foods while I was drinking to make up for the calories in alcohol that I was consuming.
11) In the past 3 months‚ I drank low-calorie beer or alcoholic drinks to get fewer of the calories that are in alcohol.
12) In the past 3 months‚ I have eaten less than usual while I was drinking because I wanted to get DRUNKER.
13) In the past 3 months‚ I have taken laxatives while I was drinking to make up for the calories in alcohol that I was consuming.
14) In the past 3 months‚ I have not eaten at all while I was drinking because I wanted to get DRUNKER.
AFTER effects from alcohol have worn off
15) In the past 3 months‚ I have taken diuretics to make up for the calories in alcohol that I had consumed previously while I was under the effects of alcohol.
16) In the past 3 months‚ I have eaten low-calorie or low-fat foods during one or more meals to make up for the calories in alcohol that I had consumed previously while I was under the effects of alcohol.
17) In the past 3 months‚ I have taken laxatives to make up for the calories in alcohol that I had consumed previously while I was under the effects of alcohol.
18) In the past 3 months‚ I have exercised to make up for the calories in alcohol that I had consumed previously while I was under the effects of alcohol.
19) In the past 3 months‚ I have made myself vomit to make up for the calories in alcohol that I had consumed previously while I was under the effects of alcohol.
20) In the past 3 months‚ I have eaten less than usual during one or more meals to make up for the calories in alcohol that I had consumed previously while I was under the effects of alcohol.
21) In the past 3 months‚ I have skipped an entire day or more of eating to make up for the calories in alcohol that I had consumed previously while I was under the effects of alcohol.
Note. Factor 1:.
 
 
1=Never‚ 2=Rarely (about 25% of the time)‚ 3=Sometimes (about 50% of the time)‚ 4=Often (about 75% of the time)‚ 5= Almost all the time
Alcohol Effects (Items 1‚ 3‚ 6‚ 7. 9. 12. 14)‚ Factor 2: Bulimia (5‚ 8‚ 13‚ 15‚ 17‚ 19)‚ Factor 3: Diet and Exercise (2‚ 10‚ 11‚ 16‚ 18‚ 20); Factor 4: Restriction (4‚ 21).
 
For a copy of this measure contact:
J. Kevin Thompson‚ Ph.D
Department of Psychology
University of South Florida
4202 Fowler Ave
Tampa‚ FL 33620-8200

Rahal CJ‚ Bryant JB‚ Darkes J‚ Menzel JE‚ Thompson JK.2012. Development and validation of the Compensatory Eating and Behaviors in Response to Alcohol Consumption Scale (CEBRACS). Eat Behav. 2012 Apr;13(2):83-7.

Bryant JB‚ Darkes J‚ Rahal C. 2012. College students’ compensatory eating and behaviors in response to alcohol consumption. J Am Coll Health. 2012;60(5):350-6