Get the RED Scale

Here you can download the version of the Reward-based Eating Drive (RED) scale for use in your study. This scale is free of charge and can be administered on paper or using an online platform such as Qualtrics, REDCap, or SurveyMonkey.

Click here to download the 13-item RED
Click here to access the below paper (coming soon, abstract available now)
Citation: Mason, A.E.*, Vainik, U.*, Acree, M., Tomiyama, A.J., Dagher, A., Epel, E.S., & Hecht, F.M. (2017). Improving assessment of the spectrum of reward-related eating: The RED-13. Frontiers in Psychology, In Press.

Click here to download the original 9-item RED
Click here to access the below paper
Citation: Epel, E., Tomiyama, A. J., Mason, A., Laraia, B. A., Hartman, W., Ready, K., … Kessler, D. (2014). The Reward-Based Eating Drive Scale: A self-report index of reward-based eating. PloS One, 9(6), e101350

Selected articles and studies that used, are using, or have published their intention to use the RED scale:

  • Mason, A. E., Epel, E. S., Aschbacher, K., Lustig, R. H., Acree, M., Kristeller, J., … & Laraia, B. (2016). Reduced reward-driven eating accounts for the impact of a mindfulness-based diet and exercise intervention on weight loss: Data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial. Appetite, 100, 86-93.
  • Mason, A., Laraia, B. A., Daubenmier, J., Hecht, F. M., Lustig, R. H., E. Puterman, … Epel, E. S. (2015). Putting the brakes on the “drive to eat”: Pilot effects of naltrexone and reward based eating on food cravings among obese women. Eating Behaviors, 9, 53–56.
  • Moizé, V., Pi-Sunyer, X., Vidal, J., Miner, P., Boirie, Y., & Laferrère, B. (2016). Effect on Nitrogen Balance, Thermogenesis, Body Composition, Satiety, and Circulating Branched Chain Amino Acid Levels up to One Year after Surgery: Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial on Dietary Protein During Surgical Weight Loss. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(4).
  • Spit for Science: An undergraduate cohort study at Virginia Commonwealth University. Check it out here!