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Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
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Journal Cover Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity
  [SJR: 0.459]   [H-I: 30]   [16 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 1124-4909 - ISSN (Online) 1590-1262
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2329 journals]
  • Parental misperception of child’s weight and related factors within
           family norms
    • Authors: Seo Ah Hong; Karl Peltzer; Chutima Jalayondeja
      Abstract: Purpose Parental perception of their child’s weight may be a crucial factor in parental ability for action with regard to their child’s weight problem. This aim of this study was to investigate parental perception of their child’s weight status and dietary healthiness, amount of food consumed and physical activity level and its related factors. Methods A cross-sectional survey was conducted among children (Grades 4–6) selected by cluster sampling in two schools. Children were invited to participate in the measurements of anthropometry and their parents were asked to classify their child’s weight and health behaviors. Results In total, 41.8% of parents misperceived their child’s weight, of which 82% underestimated their child’s weight, in particular regarding overweight or obesity. As parents of overweight or obese children underestimated their child’s weight, around 65% were not concerned with their child’s current weight and about becoming overweight in the future. Factor associated with underestimation of overweight children was not having a sibling, while among children with normal weight, the underestimation was associated with boys, lower body mass index (BMI), maternal employment and low household income. Furthermore, parents underestimating their child’s weight were more likely to be optimistic about their child’s dietary healthiness, food amount taken, and physical activity level than those with correct child’s weight estimates. Conclusions Findings show a high proportion of parental misperception of their child’s weight status. Family-based weight control interventions will need to incorporate parental misperceptions of the body weight and health behaviors of their children.
      PubDate: 2017-05-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0399-4
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and psychological
           comorbidity in eating disorder patients
    • Authors: L. Sala; G. Martinotti; M. L. Carenti; L. Romo; M. Oumaya; A. Pham-Scottez; F. Rouillon; P. Gorwood; L. Janiri
      Abstract: Purpose There is some evidence that eating disorders (ED) and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) share common clinical features and that ADHD might contribute to the severity of eating disorders. A greater understanding of how the presence of comorbid ADHD may affect the psychopathological framework of eating disorder seems of primary importance. The aim of our study was to evaluate rates of ADHD in three ED subgroups of inpatients: anorexia nervosa restricting type (AN-R), anorexia nervosa binge-eating/purging type (AN-BP) and bulimia nervosa (BN). The secondary aim was the evaluation of the associated psychological characteristics. Method The sample consisted of 73 females inpatients (mean age 28.07 ± 7.30), all with longstanding histories of eating disorder (ED). The presence of a diagnosis of ADHD was evaluated in a clinical interview based on DSM-IV-TR criteria. The following psychometric instruments were used: the eating attitude test (EAT-40), the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE), the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-2), the Wender Utah Rating Scale (WURS), the Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scale (BADDS), the Hamilton scales for Anxiety (HAM-A) and Depression (HAM-D), and the Barrat Impulsivity Scale (BIS-10). Results Among the three ED subgroups, 13 patients reported comorbidity with ADHD; three in the AN-R subtype, nine in the AN-BP and one in the BN. The remaining 60 patients (n = 34 AN-R; n = 19 AN-BP; n = 7 BN) presented only a diagnosis of ED. The EAT (p = 0.04) and HAM-A (p = 0.02) mean scores were significantly higher in patients with comorbid ADHD. Conclusions In our study the comorbidity between ADHD and ED appeared to be frequent, particularly among patients with AN-BP. ED inpatients with higher level of anxiety and more abnormal eating attitudes and bulimic symptoms should be assessed for potentially associated ADHD.
      PubDate: 2017-05-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0395-8
  • Medical comorbidity of binge eating disorder: response
    • Authors: Pablo Olguin; Manuel Fuentes; Guillermo Gabler; Anna I. Guerdjikova; Paul E. Keck; Susan L. McElroy
      PubDate: 2017-05-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0398-5
  • Symptoms predicting psychosocial impairment in bulimia nervosa
    • Authors: Paul E. Jenkins; Jessica Staniford; Amy Luck
      Abstract: Purpose The current study aimed to determine which particular eating disorder (ED) symptoms and related features, such as BMI and psychological distress, uniquely predict impairment in bulimia nervosa (BN). Methods Two hundred and twenty-two adults with BN completed questionnaires assessing ED symptoms, general psychological distress, and psychosocial impairment. Regression analyses were used to determine predictors which account for variance in impairment. Results Four variables emerged as significant predictors of psychosocial impairment: concerns with eating; concerns with weight and shape; dietary restraint; and general psychological distress. Conclusions Findings support previous work highlighting the importance of weight and shape concerns in determining ED-related impairment. Other ED symptoms, notably dietary restraint and concerns with eating, were also significant predictors as was psychological distress. Results suggest that cognitive aspects of EDs, in addition to psychological distress, may be more important determinants of impairment than behavioural symptoms, such as binge eating or purging.
      PubDate: 2017-05-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0397-6
  • Relationship between disordered eating and self-identified sexual minority
           youth in a sample of public high school adolescents
    • Authors: Keith J. Zullig; Molly R. Matthews-Ewald; Robert F. Valois
      Abstract: Purpose To investigate the relationship between selected disordered eating behaviors and self-reported sexual minority status (gay/lesbian, bisexual, and unsure) among a representative sample of high school adolescents. Methods The 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-sponsored Connecticut Youth Risk Behavior Survey was utilized (N = 2242). Unadjusted and adjusted logistic regression analyses, separated by gender, examined sexual minority adolescents (gay/lesbian, bisexual, and unsure) and selected eating behaviors. Analyses adjusted for race, age, cigarette use, binge drinking, organized school activity participation, body mass index (BMI), and depression. Results Gay males were significantly more likely to report exercising or eating less to lose weight in the unadjusted models (p < 0.05) and fasting, vomiting, and taking diet pills in both adjusted (p < 0.05) and unadjusted models (p < 0.01) when compared to the referent heterosexual males. Bisexual females were significantly more likely to report fasting, vomiting, and taking diet pills in the unadjusted model (p < 0.05) when compared to the referent heterosexual females and significantly less likely to report exercising or eating less to lose weight in the adjusted models (p < 0.05). Conclusions Although additional studies are needed owing to small sample sizes, preliminary findings support previous research suggesting that high school-aged sexual minority youth subgroups are a priority target population for increased efforts to prevent disordered eating.
      PubDate: 2017-05-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0389-6
  • Avoidant coping moderates the relationship between stress and depressive
           emotional eating in adolescents
    • Authors: Danielle Young; Christine A. Limbers
      Abstract: Background Studies with adults support an association between emotional eating and avoidant and emotion-focused coping styles. While an avoidant coping style has been identified as a risk-factor for eating disorders in adolescents, no studies to date have specifically examined the relationship between coping styles and emotional eating in this population. The purpose of the present study was to assess whether coping styles moderate the relationship between perceived stress and emotional eating in adolescents. Method Two hundred and seventy-seven middle school students (mean age = 13.26 years; SD = 0.49) completed the Emotional Eating Scale for Children and Adolescents, the Perceived Stress Scale, the Children’s Coping Strategies Checklist, and a brief demographic survey. Four separate multiple linear regression analyses were conducted to determine the interactive effects of perceived stress and coping styles on emotional eating. Results The interaction between perceived stress and an avoidant coping style accounted for a significant amount of variance in the Emotional Eating Depression subscale score (EES-C-DEP); at higher levels of perceived stress, an avoidant coping style increased an adolescent’s propensity for depressive emotional eating. Conclusions The present findings provide preliminary support for targeting an avoidant coping style in preventative interventions, particularly for youth that have the propensity to overeat in response to feelings of depression.
      PubDate: 2017-05-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0396-7
  • Directly measured free 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels show no evidence of
           vitamin D deficiency in young Swedish women with anorexia nervosa
    • Authors: Martin Carlsson; Lars Brudin; Pär Wanby
      Abstract: Purpose Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder characterized by low fat mass complicated by osteoporosis. The role of circulating vitamin D in the development of bone loss in AN is unclear. Fat mass is known to be inversely associated with vitamin D levels measured as serum levels of total, protein-bound 25-hydroxyvitamin D, but the importance of directly measured, free levels of 25(OH)D has not been determined in AN. The aim of this study was to investigate vitamin D status, as assessed by serum concentrations of total and free serum 25(OH)D in patients with AN and healthy controls. Methods In female AN patients (n = 20), and healthy female controls (n = 78), total 25(OH)D was measured by LC–MS/MS, and free 25(OH)D with ELISA. In patients with AN bone mineral density (BMD) was determined with DEXA. Results There were no differences between patients and controls in total or free S-25(OH)D levels (80 ± 31 vs 72 ± 18 nmol/L, and 6.5 ± 2.5 vs 5.6 ± 1.8 pg/ml, respectively), and no association to BMD was found. In the entire group of patients and controls, both vitamin D parameters correlated with BMI, leptin, and PTH. Conclusions The current study did not demonstrate a vitamin D deficiency in patients with AN and our data does not support vitamin D deficiency as a contributing factor to bone loss in AN. Instead, we observed a trend toward higher vitamin D levels in AN subjects compared to controls. Measurement of free vitamin D levels did not contribute to additional information.
      PubDate: 2017-04-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0392-y
  • Shoplifting and eating disorders: an anonymous self-administered survey
    • Authors: Maya Yanase; Genichi Sugihara; Toshiya Murai; Shun’ichi Noma
      Abstract: Purpose To explore the characteristics of eating disorders related to shoplifting behavior and identify the risk and protective factors related to shoplifting among patients with eating disorders. Methods Eighty females with eating disorders were recruited from an eating disorders clinic. They were asked to complete anonymous self-report questionnaires on demographic characteristics, shoplifting behavior, psychological characteristics and eating disorder symptomology. We investigated differences in clinical characteristics between those with and without shoplifting history or a current drive to shoplift. Results The response rate was 92.5%. Of the respondents, 37.8% reported a history of shoplifting and 16.2% a current drive for shoplifting. The patients with shoplifting history had lower socioeconomic status (SES), higher impulsivity and higher symptom severity of eating disorders compared with those without this history. The patients with a current drive for shoplifting had more depressive symptoms, more severe anxiety, more obsessional traits, and higher symptom severity of eating disorders. Conclusions Severity of illness and SES seem to have a serious impact on shoplifting behavior among eating disordered patients. These findings may suggest risk and protective factors related to shoplifting among eating disordered patients.
      PubDate: 2017-04-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0394-9
  • Multidimensional improvements induced by an intensive obesity inpatients
           rehabilitation programme
    • Authors: Francesca Giordano; Michela Berteotti; Simona Budui; Nicole Calgaro; Laura Franceschini; Federica Gilli; Marina Masiero; Guido Raschellà; Sabrina Salvetti; Micol Taddei; Federico Schena; Luca Busetto
      Abstract: Purpose To analyse the short-term effectiveness of an intensive multidimensional inpatient programme specifically developed for patients with severe obesity. Methods A multidisciplinary team managed a 3-week residential programme characterised by the integration of nutritional and physical rehabilitation with psychological and educational intervention. All patients consecutively admitted in 10 months were analysed at admission and discharge for changes in the following domains: anthropometry (weight, body mass index (BMI), waist and neck circumferences), cardiovascular risk factors (glycaemia, HbA1c, lipid profile, blood pressure), quality of life, eating behaviour, and physical performance (VO2peak by incremental cycle ergometer test, 6-min walking test (6MWT), chair stands test). Results 136 subjects (61% females, median age 52.7 years) with obesity (mean BMI 43.2 kg/m2) and multiple comorbidities were analysed. A 3.9% BMI reduction and a reduction in waist (−3.8%) and neck (−3.3%) circumferences were observed. Glycaemic control was achieved in 68% of patients with uncontrolled diabetes at admission. Blood pressure control was achieved in all patients with uncontrolled hypertension at admission. Total cholesterol (−16%), LDL-cholesterol (−19%) and triglycerides (−9%) were significantly reduced. Psychometric assessment showed improvements in quality of life perception and binge eating disorder. Finally, a significant improvement in physical performance (+4.7% improvement in VO2peak, with longer distances in 6MWT and a higher number of standings) was observed. Conclusions Our preliminary data prove that a 3-week programme determined a clinically significant multi-dimensional improvement in patients with severe obesity. Long-term follow-up data are needed to confirm the efficacy of our rehabilitation setting.
      PubDate: 2017-04-28
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0393-x
  • 10th National Congress of the Italian Society for the Study of Eating
           Disorders (SISDCA)
    • PubDate: 2017-04-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0388-7
  • A case of symptom relapse post placement of intrauterine device (IUD) in a
           patient with bulimia nervosa: consequence or coincidence
    • Authors: Brad A. Mac Neil; Chloe C. Hudson; Kathleen Dempsey; Pallavi Nadkarni
      PubDate: 2017-04-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0391-z
  • Eating disorders and food addiction in men with heroin use disorder: a
           controlled study
    • Authors: Fatih Canan; Servet Karaca; Suna Sogucak; Omer Gecici; Murat Kuloglu
      Abstract: Purpose We aimed to determine the prevalence estimates of binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and food addiction in men with heroin use disorder and a matched sample of control participants. Methods A group of 100 men with heroin use disorder, consecutively admitted to a detoxification and therapy unit, were screened for DSM-5 eating disorders, along with a group of 100 male controls of similar age, education, and body mass index. The Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS), the Barratt Impulsivity Scale-version 11, and the Eating Attitudes Test were used for data collection. Patients were also evaluated for various aspects of heroin use disorder (e.g., craving) using the Addiction Profile Index. Results Binge eating disorder that met DSM­5 criteria was more prevalent in patients with heroin use disorder (21%) than in control subjects (8%) (odds ratio 3.1, 95% confidence interval 1.3–7.3; p < 0.01). Food addiction based on the YFAS was also more common among men with heroin use disorder (28%) than among control participants (12%) (odds ratio 2.9, 95% confidence interval 1.4–6.1; p < 0.01). A current food addiction was associated with more severe craving and having a history of suicide attempts in the patients. Conclusions Co-occurring binge eating disorder and food addiction are highly frequent in men with heroin use disorder. Screening for binge eating disorder and food addiction in patients with substance use disorder is important, as interventions may improve treatment outcome in this patient group.
      PubDate: 2017-04-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0378-9
  • Association of white and red meat consumption with general and abdominal
           obesity: a cross-sectional study among a population of Iranian military
           families in 2016
    • Authors: Arasb Dabbagh-Moghadam; Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi; Morteza Nasiri; Ali Miri; Maliehe Rahdar; Omid Sadeghi
      Abstract: Purpose To assess the association of red and white meat consumption with general and abdominal obesity among Iranian military families. Methods In this cross-sectional study, 525 subjects with age range of 19–55 years belong to military families of Army of Islamic Republic of Iran were recruited during 2016. Dietary data were collected using semi-quantitative food-frequency questionnaire. A self-reported questionnaire was used to collect data on demographic characteristics and anthropometric measurements. General obesity was defined as body mass index ≥25 kg/m2 and abdominal obesity as waist circumference ≥80 cm for women and ≥ 94 cm for men. Finally, we had complete data on 170 subjects for analysis. Results Mean age of subjects was 33.78 ± 6.48. We found a significant positive association between red meat consumption and abdominal obesity in fully adjusted model, so that subjects in the fourth quartile had 4.51 more odds to be abdominally obese compared with those in the first quartile of red meat consumption (OR 4.51, 95% CI 1.32–15.40). Such relationship was not seen for general obesity. In addition, white meat consumption was not associated with general and abdominal obesity either before or after adjustment for covariates. Conclusions Red meat consumption was positively associated with abdominal obesity. No significant relationship was found between white meat consumption, and general and abdominal obesity. Therefore, further studies are needed to shed light our findings.
      PubDate: 2017-04-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0385-x
  • Social safeness and disordered eating: Exploring underlying mechanisms of
           body appreciation and inflexible eating
    • Authors: Catarina Pinto; Cláudia Ferreira; Ana Laura Mendes; Inês A. Trindade
      Abstract: Feelings of social safeness and connectedness have been associated with adaptive emotion regulation processes and well-being indicators. Further, literature has demonstrated that interpersonal experiences play an important role in the etiology and maintenance of body and eating psychopathology. However, the study of the role of social variables and emotion regulation processes in the engagement in inflexible eating rules and eating psychopathology is still in its early stages. The current study aims to fill some gaps within the literature and explore the mediator role of body appreciation and inflexible eating rules in the link between social safeness and disordered eating. Participants were 253 women, aged between 18 and 50 years old, who completed a series of online self-report measures. Results from the tested path analysis model showed that social safeness holds a significant effect on eating psychopathology, through the mechanisms of body appreciation and inflexible eating rules. Also, results suggested that women who present higher levels of social safeness tend to present a more positive and respectful attitude towards their body and decreased adoption of inflexible eating rules, which seem to explain lower levels of disordered eating behaviours. These findings seem to present empirical support for the development of intervention programs that promote a positive, affectionate and healthy relationship with one’s body image, in order to prevent the inflexible adherence to eating rules and disordered eating behaviours.
      PubDate: 2017-04-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0384-y
  • Personality, emotion-related variables, and media pressure predict eating
           disorders via disordered eating in Lebanese university students
    • Authors: Maria Jose Sanchez-Ruiz; Claire El-Jor; Joelle Abi Kharma; Maya Bassil; Nadine Zeeni
      Abstract: Purpose Disordered eating behaviors are on the rise among youth. The present study investigates psychosocial and weight-related variables as predictors of eating disorders (ED) through disordered eating (DE) dimensions (namely restrained, external, and emotional eating) in Lebanese university students. Methods The sample consisted of 244 undergraduates (143 female) aged from 18 to 31 years (M = 20.06; SD = 1.67). Using path analysis, two statistical models were built separately with restrained and emotional eating as dependent variables, and all possible direct and indirect pathways were tested for mediating effects. The variables tested for were media influence, perfectionism, trait emotional intelligence, and the Big Five dimensions. Results In the first model, media pressure, self-control, and extraversion predicted eating disorders via emotional eating. In the second model, media pressure and perfectionism predicted eating disorders via restrained eating. Discussion Findings from this study provide an understanding of the dynamics between DE, ED, and key personality, emotion-related, and social factors in youth. Lastly, implications and recommendations for future studies are advanced.
      PubDate: 2017-04-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0387-8
  • The nature of the association between binge-eating severity and metabolic
    • Authors: Antonios Dakanalis; Massimo Clerici
      PubDate: 2017-04-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0386-9
  • The Turkish Palatable Eating Motives Scale (T-PEMS): utility in predicting
           binge-eating eating and obesity risk in university students
    • Authors: Ayşe And; Maria D. Sylvester; Bulent Turan; Doruk Uysal Irak; Mary Katherine Ray; Mary M. Boggiano
      PubDate: 2017-04-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0383-z
  • Emotion regulation and mental well-being before and six months after
           bariatric surgery
    • Authors: Christiane Efferdinger; Dorothea König; Alexander Klaus; Reinhold Jagsch
      Abstract: Purpose According to the current state of research, mental health improves due to bariatric surgery. However, improvements in weight and psychosocial aspects often show a gradual decline with time. As emotion regulation (ER) appears to be a key variable in the successful outcome of weight loss treatments, the present study aimed at investigating ER-strategies applied by bariatric surgery candidates pre- and post-surgery and examining interactions between ER, depressive symptoms, health-related quality of life (HrQoL), and post-surgical weight loss. Methods Prior to and 6 months after bariatric surgery, 45 patients (76% women) completed self-report questionnaires assessing depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory-II), HrQoL (Short Form-36 Health Survey), and ER-strategies (Emotion Regulation Inventory for Negative Emotions). Results Six months post-surgery, the patients reported significant improvements in depressive symptomatology, HrQoL, and satisfaction with ER compared to pre-surgery. Groups differing in their course of ER-satisfaction also differed in psychosocial dimensions pre- to post-surgery, increased satisfaction being related to less impairment and enhanced communication of negative emotions as a form of an adaptive regulation. Patients with higher weight loss applied the strategy of controlled expression more frequently post-surgery than pre-surgery and compared to patients with lower weight loss. Conclusions Postoperative weight loss leads to improvements in ER-satisfaction and mental well-being. As satisfaction with ER seems to be associated with less impaired mental well-being among bariatric surgery candidates, presumably even more positive psychosocial outcomes could be obtained post-surgery by implementing trainings explicitly encouraging the use of adaptive ER-strategies.
      PubDate: 2017-04-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0379-8
  • Psychometric properties of the Weight Self-Stigma Questionnaire (WSSQ)
           among a sample of overweight/obese French-speaking adolescents
    • Authors: Christophe Maïano; ASPQ Team; Annie Aimé; Geneviève Lepage; Alexandre J. S. Morin
      Abstract: Purpose The Weight Self-Stigma Questionnaire (WSSQ) was recently developed to assess the internalization of weight stigma among English-speaking overweight and obese adults. The objective of the present study was to develop and examine the psychometric properties of a French version of the WSSQ, as well as its applicability to adolescents. Methods The sample comprised 156 overweight and obese adolescents (81 boys, 75 girls, M age = 16.31). The factor validity and the convergent validity of the French version of the WSSQ were examined using a confirmatory factor analysis and a structural equation model, respectively. Results The a priori two-factor structure of the WSSQ and the composite reliability of its subscales (self-devaluation and fear of enacted stigma) were supported. Convergent validity analyses revealed that both WSSQ subscales were significantly and (a) negatively correlated with measures of self-esteem and physical appearance, and (b) positively correlated with measures of anxiety, depression, fear of negative appearance evaluation, and eating-related pathology (fear of getting fat, eating-related control, food preoccupation, vomiting-purging behaviors, and eating-related guilt subscales). However, no significant relation was found between the WSSQ subscales and body mass index. Conclusion These results suggest that the French version of the WSSQ has acceptable psychometric properties and can be used to assess weight self-stigma among overweight and obese adolescents.
      PubDate: 2017-04-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0382-0
  • Iron metabolism and haematological changes in anorexia nervosa: an adult
           case report
    • Authors: Aynur Gormez; Ayse Kurtulmus; Ismet Kirpinar
      PubDate: 2017-04-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0377-x
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