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Sex Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life Impairment Associated with Eating Disorder Features: A General Population Study
Mitchison, D and Mond, J and Slewa-Younan, S and Hay, P, Sex Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life Impairment Associated with Eating Disorder Features: A General Population Study, International Journal of Eating Disorders, 46, (4) pp. 375-380. ISSN 0276-3478 (2013) [Refereed Article]
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Objective: To determine sex differences in the prevalence and impact of specific eating disorder features on healthrelated quality of life (HRQoL).
Method: A general population sample of men (n 5 1,479) and women (n 5 1,555) completed interviews that assessed HRQoL (Medical Outcomes Study Short Form, SF-36), and current regular occurrence of binge eating, extreme dietary restriction, purging, and overevaluation of weight or shape.
Results: Men constituted a substantial minority (23–41%) of participants reporting eating disorder features. Objective binge eating had a greater impact on mental health impairment in men versus women, whereas the overevaluation of weight or shape had a greater impact on general and mental health impairment in women compared with men.
Discussion: Eating disorder features that impact on HRQoL are now common in men; however, the impact of specific features may differ between sexes.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Eating disorder, Quality of life, Weight and shape concerns|
|Research Division:||Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Health services and systems|
|Research Field:||Mental health services|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Mond, J (Dr Jon Mond)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||74|
|Deposited By:||UTAS Centre for Rural Health|
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