Using ecSI 2.0

Using ecSI 2.0

ecSI 2.0 is a copyrighted, validated instrument for assessing adult Eating Competence as defined by the Satter Eating Competence Model. ecSI 2.0 has been validated in the United States with English-speaking adult women and men across income groups as well as in the United States with low income English-speaking adult women. 

Get permission for research usage

Usage of ecSI 2.0 in research is available by permission from Dr. Barbara Lohse after an application process. See Research guidelines on the right. 

Get permission for clinical usage  

For the purposes of adult evaluation in your clinical practice, you may use the ecSI-2.0 questionnaire without charge. Simply go to Using ecSI 2.0 on the RIT NEEDs website, where you can apply to use ecSI 2.0. Your application will be reviewed by Dr. Barbara Lohse. After approval, she will send you ecSI 2.0, along with scoring and interpretation information. The application will invite you to consider whether you wish to incorporate your findings into a research trial that will be published. See Research guidelines on the right.  

Get IRB approval so you can share your clinical data

There is excellent research showing the power and utility of ecSatter, but more research is needed to place EC into the nutritional mainstream. NHANES, for instance, demands evidence of ecSI 2.0 TM usage in order to include ecSI 2.0 TM in their body of tests. Getting IRB approval will allow you to participate in that effort, as it will allow you to collect (de-identified) data on your clinical patients. Here are some ways to share that data:  

  • Make it available to Dr. Barbara Lohse at R.I.T. for inclusion in metanalysis. 
  • Report on your data in a webinar, at grand rounds, or in professional meetings.  Make your power point(s) available to Dr. Lohse.
  • Or, of course, write an article for a journal. We put this last because we didn’t want to overwhelm you! 


ecSI 2.0 has been translated into Finnish, German, Italian, and Spanish. To get a copy of a translation, contact Dr. Barbara Lohse: [email protected] See Translation guidelines on the right. 

Test yourself

Are you eating competent



Research guidelines

You may use ecSI 2.0 in research, but you must first apply and get permission from Dr. Barbara Lohse. Permission is given to research projects that contribute toward developing and examining the instrument and furthering the study of the eating competence construct. The research design must be Human Subjects approved and test the intervention in a manner that neither conjures false support nor encourages unfounded dismissal of ecSatter. To gain permission, see Using ecSI 2.0 on the R.I.T. NEEDs Center website. 

Translation guidelines

We encourage you to translate ecSI 2.0 to other languages, and we will work with you to approve your translation. For translation guidelines and to set up the process for us to work with you on your translation, see Using ecSI 2.0 on the R.I.T. NEEDs Center website. 

The English version of ecSI 2.0 has been validated. Translations into Arabic, Finnish, Japanese, German, and Spanish have been approved but the translations have not been validated. To get a translation, contact Dr. Barbara Lohse: [email protected] 


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