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Sex Differences in Health-Related Quality of Life Impairment Associated with Eating Disorder Features: A General Population Study

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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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Copyright 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1002/eat.22097

Abstract

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 (2341%) 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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Eating disorder, Quality of life, Weight and shape concerns
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Mond, J (Dr Jon Mond)
ID Code:117809
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2017-06-27
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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