Binge eating is a common and severe phenomenon with many negative consequences. In order to improve existing treatments for binge eating, we will examine factors that predict binge eating, using systematic assessments in daily life. This information will help us to find out how and when to intervene to prevent binge eating episodes.
We are looking for adults (m/f; age 18-65) who experience recurrent episodes of binge eating (at least once a week). Binge eating is defined as consuming unusually large (or what feels like unusually large) amounts of food in a discrete period of time, accompanied by a sense of loss of control.
If you take part in our study, we will ask you to monitor your eating behavior for a two-week period using a smartphone app. Before and after each eating moment, you will answer questions about eating, thoughts, emotions, and the context in which these take place. We will not ask you to make any changes to your daily routines (yet). You will receive a detailed digital manual, and you will not be required to visit the university. All data will be handled and stored anonymously and confidentially. You will receive a small reward for your participation.
To check whether you are eligible to take part in the study, you first need to fill in a short screening survey. This questionnaire also contains further details about the study. All data will be handled and stored confidentially.
fpn-btb[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl and we'll inform you once the study starts.Send us an email at:
Unfortunately, not everyone can participate. You can NOT take part in the study if you:
After you have completed the screening survey, you will be informed right away about the outcome. In case you seem to be eligible for participation, you will be invited for a telephone interview during which final eligibility for the study will be determined.