Associations among eating disorder behaviors and eating disorder quality of life in adult women with anorexia nervosa

Tyler B. Mason, Stephen A. Wonderlich, Ross D. Crosby, Scott G. Engel, James E. Mitchell, Scott J. Crow, Daniel Le Grange, Kathryn E. Smith, Carol B. Peterson

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Abstract

The study examined associations between eating disorder behaviors measured via ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and eating disorder quality of life (EDQOL) in anorexia nervosa (AN). Women with AN (N = 82) completed an EDQOL measure and two-weeks of EMA. Greater frequency of EMA-assessed restriction and bulimic behavior were independently related to lower EDQOL scores. Lower psychological EDQOL was associated with increased EMA dietary restriction; lower work-related EDQOL was associated with increased EMA binge eating; aspects of EDQOL were unrelated to EMA purging. Findings suggest that severity of restriction and bulimic behaviors may serve as severity indicators of EDQOL in AN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume267
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by grants R01MH059674 and T32MH082761 from the National Institute of Mental Health .

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Elsevier B.V.

Copyright:
Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Ecological momentary assessment
  • Quality of life

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