Validation of the Food-Linked Virtual Response task.


Journal Article

This research validates a computerized dietary selection task (Food-Linked Virtual Response or FLVR) for use in studies of food consumption. In two studies, FLVR task responses were compared with measures of health consciousness, mood, body mass index, personality, cognitive restraint toward food, and actual food selections from a buffet table. The FLVR task was associated with variables which typically predict healthy decision-making and was unrelated to mood or body mass index. Furthermore, the FLVR task predicted participants' unhealthy selections from the buffet, but not overall amount of food. The FLVR task is an inexpensive, valid, and easily administered option for assessing momentary dietary decisions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pascoe, EA; Richman, LS; Kort, D

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 119

PubMed ID

  • 26227496

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26227496

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7277

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1359105315595452


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England