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Exploring quality of life in the eating disorders.
Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2010 Mar; 18(2):147-53.EE

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The present study aimed to investigate the impact of Body Mass Index (BMI), duration of illness and severity of illness on quality of life within a sample of individuals in treatment for an eating disorder. In addition this study explored differences in specific areas of quality of life (Psychological, Physical/Cognitive, Work/School and Financial) according to specific eating disorder diagnoses.

METHOD

Participants (N = 156) were adults currently receiving treatment for an eating disorder. Eating disorder symptomatology and quality of life were assessed using self-report questionnaires. BMI, duration of illness and eating disorder diagnosis was obtained during a clinical interview.

RESULTS

Severity of the eating disorder and BMI were predictors of low quality of life. Duration of illness, contrary to clinical expectations was not a significant predictor of poor quality of life. In terms of differences across diagnostic groups, individuals with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa in this sample were found to have lower psychological and physical/cognitive quality of life than those with an EDNOS or BN diagnoses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Mental Health, St. Georges University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, UK. bbamford@sgul.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19957320

Citation

Bamford, Bryony, and Richard Sly. "Exploring Quality of Life in the Eating Disorders." European Eating Disorders Review : the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association, vol. 18, no. 2, 2010, pp. 147-53.
Bamford B, Sly R. Exploring quality of life in the eating disorders. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2010;18(2):147-53.
Bamford, B., & Sly, R. (2010). Exploring quality of life in the eating disorders. European Eating Disorders Review : the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association, 18(2), 147-53. https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.975
Bamford B, Sly R. Exploring Quality of Life in the Eating Disorders. Eur Eat Disord Rev. 2010;18(2):147-53. PubMed PMID: 19957320.
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