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Generic and eating disorder-specific impairment in binge eating disorder with and without overvaluation of weight or shape

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Harrison, C and Mond, JM and Rieger, E and Rodgers, B, Generic and eating disorder-specific impairment in binge eating disorder with and without overvaluation of weight or shape, Behaviour research and therapy, 72 pp. 93-99. ISSN 0005-7967 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.brat.2015.07.002

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We sought to elucidate the nature and extent of impairment in quality of life among individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) with and without the overvaluation of weight or shape ("overvaluation").

METHOD: Subgroups of women - probable BED with overvaluation (n = 102), probable BED without overvaluation (n = 72), obese individuals reporting no binge eating ("obese control", n = 40), and "normal weight" individuals reporting no binge eating ("healthy control," n = 40) - were recruited from a community-based sample in which individuals with eating disorder symptoms were over-represented. They were compared on measures of eating disorder psychopathology and generic and disease-specific measures of quality of life. Scores on these measures among individuals with BED receiving specialist treatment were also considered.

RESULTS: Participants with BED and overvaluation had high levels of eating disorder psychopathology and impairment in both generic and disease-specific quality of life, comparable to those of BED patients receiving specialist treatment, and significantly higher than all other subgroups, whereas participants with BED in the absence of overvaluation did not differ from obese controls on any of these measures.

CONCLUSION: The findings provide further evidence for the need to consider reference to overvaluation among the diagnostic criteria for BED. The relative merits of the inclusion of overvaluation as a diagnostic criterion or as a diagnostic specifier for BED warrant greater consideration.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
Author:Mond, JM (Dr Jon Mond)
ID Code:111990
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-10-18
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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