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Body checking and avoidance in women: Associations with mental and physical health-related quality of life

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Latner, JD and Mond, JM and Vallance, JK and Gleaves, DH and Buckett, G, Body checking and avoidance in women: Associations with mental and physical health-related quality of life, Eating Behaviors, 13, (4) pp. 386-389. ISSN 1471-0153 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.05.008

Abstract

Body checking and body avoidance have demonstrated clinical significance in a number of populations. However, the associations between these behaviors and mental and physical health-related quality of life have not been examined. This study investigated the associations between body checking and avoidance and quality of life in 214 community women. Body checking and body avoidance were significantly correlated with mental and physical quality of life, as well as with eating disturbances. Frequency of body checking significantly predicted impairment in mental quality of life, and frequency of body avoidance significantly predicted impairment in physical quality of life, over and above the contributions of depressive symptoms and related demographic characteristics. Targeting checking and avoidance in prevention and treatment programs may improve quality of life and reduce health-related functional impairment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Body checking, Body avoidance, Functional impairment
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, JM (Dr Jon Mond)
ID Code:117933
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2017-06-29
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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