The SCOFF questionnaire is a simple interview instrument which can be used to screen people for eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia.


There are 5 questions with keywords starting with the letters of SCOFF:

(S) S ick

(C) C ontrol over eating

(O) O ne stone (weight loss)

(F) F at

(F) F ood


Scoring: 1 point is assigned for each "Yes" answer.


SCOFF score =

= SUM(points for the 5 questions)



• minimum score: 0

• maximum score: 5

• A score >= 2 indicates that the person may have anorexia nervosa or bulimia and further evaluation is warranted.


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