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Orthorexia nervosa: relationship with obsessive-compulsive symptoms, disordered eating patterns and body uneasiness among Italian university students.
Eat Weight Disord. 2017 Dec; 22(4):609-617.EW

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between ORTO-15 score and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, disordered eating patterns and body uneasiness among female and male university students and to examine the predictive model of ORTO-15 in both groups.

METHODS

One hundred and twenty students participated in the present study (mean age 22.74 years, SD 7.31). The ORTO-15 test, the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Questionnaire, the Eating Attitudes Test-26 and the Body Uneasiness Test were used for the present study.

RESULTS

Our results revealed no gender differences in ORTO-15 score. Our results show, rather unexpectedly, that in female students lower scores, corresponding to greater severity, were related to less pathological body image discomfort and obsessive-compulsive signs, while in male students, lower ORTO-15 scores were related to less pathological eating patterns, as behaviors and symptoms.

CONCLUSION

Further studies regarding the relationship between ON and anorexia nervosa, as well as obsessive-compulsive symptoms, are needed to better understand the causality. Level of Evidence Level V, descriptive study.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Katowice Faculty of Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, 40-326, Katowice, Poland. abrytek-matera@swps.edu.pl.Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.Experimental Medicine Department, Food Science and Human Nutrition Research Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.Experimental Medicine Department, Food Science and Human Nutrition Research Unit, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28840493

Citation

Brytek-Matera, Anna, et al. "Orthorexia Nervosa: Relationship With Obsessive-compulsive Symptoms, Disordered Eating Patterns and Body Uneasiness Among Italian University Students." Eating and Weight Disorders : EWD, vol. 22, no. 4, 2017, pp. 609-617.
Brytek-Matera A, Fonte ML, Poggiogalle E, et al. Orthorexia nervosa: relationship with obsessive-compulsive symptoms, disordered eating patterns and body uneasiness among Italian university students. Eat Weight Disord. 2017;22(4):609-617.
Brytek-Matera, A., Fonte, M. L., Poggiogalle, E., Donini, L. M., & Cena, H. (2017). Orthorexia nervosa: relationship with obsessive-compulsive symptoms, disordered eating patterns and body uneasiness among Italian university students. Eating and Weight Disorders : EWD, 22(4), 609-617. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40519-017-0427-4
Brytek-Matera A, et al. Orthorexia Nervosa: Relationship With Obsessive-compulsive Symptoms, Disordered Eating Patterns and Body Uneasiness Among Italian University Students. Eat Weight Disord. 2017;22(4):609-617. PubMed PMID: 28840493.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Orthorexia nervosa: relationship with obsessive-compulsive symptoms, disordered eating patterns and body uneasiness among Italian university students. AU - Brytek-Matera,Anna, AU - Fonte,Maria Luisa, AU - Poggiogalle,Eleonora, AU - Donini,Lorenzo Maria, AU - Cena,Hellas, Y1 - 2017/08/24/ PY - 2017/04/17/received PY - 2017/08/02/accepted PY - 2017/8/26/pubmed PY - 2018/6/28/medline PY - 2017/8/26/entrez KW - Disordered eating patterns KW - Obsessive-compulsive symptoms KW - Orthorexia nervosa KW - University population SP - 609 EP - 617 JF - Eating and weight disorders : EWD JO - Eat Weight Disord VL - 22 IS - 4 N2 - INTRODUCTION: The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between ORTO-15 score and obsessive-compulsive symptoms, disordered eating patterns and body uneasiness among female and male university students and to examine the predictive model of ORTO-15 in both groups. METHODS: One hundred and twenty students participated in the present study (mean age 22.74 years, SD 7.31). The ORTO-15 test, the Maudsley Obsessive-Compulsive Questionnaire, the Eating Attitudes Test-26 and the Body Uneasiness Test were used for the present study. RESULTS: Our results revealed no gender differences in ORTO-15 score. Our results show, rather unexpectedly, that in female students lower scores, corresponding to greater severity, were related to less pathological body image discomfort and obsessive-compulsive signs, while in male students, lower ORTO-15 scores were related to less pathological eating patterns, as behaviors and symptoms. CONCLUSION: Further studies regarding the relationship between ON and anorexia nervosa, as well as obsessive-compulsive symptoms, are needed to better understand the causality. Level of Evidence Level V, descriptive study. SN - 1590-1262 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28840493/Orthorexia_nervosa:_relationship_with_obsessive_compulsive_symptoms_disordered_eating_patterns_and_body_uneasiness_among_Italian_university_students_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40519-017-0427-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -