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Gaceta médica de México

versión On-line ISSN 2696-1288versión impresa ISSN 0016-3813


MARIN-SOTO, María Delfina et al. Intense craving for appetizing foods: validation and standardization of the Food Cravings Questionnaire-Trait in Mexico. Gac. Méd. Méx [online]. 2020, vol.156, n.1, pp.27-33.  Epub 26-Mayo-2021. ISSN 2696-1288.


Food craving is a motivational and physiological response for eating specific foods, mainly with high caloric content. To assess food craving, self-reports, inventories and questionnaires are used. The Food Cravings Questionnaire-Trait is multi-dimensionally structured and has been validated in several countries, since it is sensitive and adaptable to contextual-cultural changes.


To validate and standardize the Food Cravings Questionnaire-Trait in adults of Mexico City.


Non-experimental, cross-sectional, randomized study of 1059 subjects of both genders, between 18 and 84 years of age; 71.86 % of the female gender. Psychometric properties were examined with exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses.


The domains of the questionnaire were reduced and the items were reorganized differently from the original version. The confirmatory factor analysis showed an adequate fit and acceptable standardization of factors. High internal consistency was found for the global questionnaire (a = 0.973 and rho = 0.975) for each one of the domains.


This study determines the viability of the Food Cravings Questionnaire for the population of Mexico City.

Palabras llave : Food Craving; Alimentary behavior; Food Cravings Questionnaire-Trait.

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