Binge eating partially mediates the relationship between body image dissatisfaction and psychological distress in obese treatment seeking individuals

Lo Coco, Gianluca, Salerno, Laura, Bruno, Vincenzo, Caltabiano, Marie Louise, and Ricciardelli, Lina A. (2014) Binge eating partially mediates the relationship between body image dissatisfaction and psychological distress in obese treatment seeking individuals. Eating Behaviors, 15 (1). pp. 45-48.

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Abstract

Introduction: We compared the binge eating pathway linking body image dissatisfaction (BID) and psychological distress of obese adults entering and not entering psychological treatment for their weight problems.

Method: 90 obese participants seeking an integrated treatment (OB-IT) and 87 obese participants seeking only medical treatment (OB-MT) for their weight problems completed questionnaires on BID and psychological well-being.

Results: Only in the OB-IT group, binge eating behaviors mediated the relationship between BID and psychological distress.

Conclusions: Both BID and binge eating behaviors need to be addressed in the psychological and medical treatment for obesity to enhance psychological well-being.

Item ID: 30550
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7358
Keywords: body image dissatisfaction; obesity; binge eating; depression; quality of life; self-esteem
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 02:45
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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