Women with bulimic eating disorders: when do they receive treatment for an eating problem?

Mond, J.M., Hay, P.J., Darby, A., Paxton, S.J., Quirk, F., Buttner, P., Owen, C., and Rodgers, B. (2009) Women with bulimic eating disorders: when do they receive treatment for an eating problem? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77 (5). pp. 835-844.

[img] PDF (Published Version)
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0015336
 
37
2


Abstract

Variables associated with the use of health services were examined in a prospective, community-based study of women with bulimic-type eating disorders who did (n = 33) or did not (n = 58) receive treatment for an eating problem during a 12-month follow-up period. Participants who received treatment for an eating problem differed from those who did not in several respects, including higher body weight, higher levels of eating disorder psychopathology, general psychological distress, and impairment in role functioning, deficits in specific aspects of coping style, greater awareness of an eating problem, and greater likelihood of prior treatment for a problem with weight. However, the variables most strongly associated with treatment seeking were greater perceived impairment in role functioning specifically associated with an eating problem and greater perceived inability to suppress emotional difficulties. These were the only variables that were significantly associated with treatment seeking in multivariable analysis. The findings suggest that individuals’ recognition of the adverse effects of eating-disordered behavior on quality of life may need to be addressed in prevention and early intervention programs for eating disorders.

Item ID: 5546
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: eating disorders; bulimia nervosa; binge eating disorder; health service utilization; prevention
ISSN: 1939-2117
Funders: ACT Health & Community Care, ACT Mental Health, Canberra Hospital Private Practice, Australian Rotary Health Research Fund
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 22:50
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920411 Nutrition @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 2
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page