Questions related to Eating Disorders
What is the relationship between sleep disturbance and emotional divorce?
What is the relationship between emotional divorce and violence for wives?
What is the relationship between eating disorder and violence for abused wives?
In the context of social change, veganism is becoming more and more common? On the other hand, it is a risk factor for eating disorders. Researchers in the field of eating disorders, veganism is an exclusion criterion for you in patients and control subjects. What is your position on this issue?
Any comments on the L-thyroxine treatment of a college age female with anorexia nervosa who has recently been weight restored but continues to have low T4, low leptin, slowly rising but low estrogen levels and still amenorrheic? TSH is mid-normal range and has been from the beginning of the treatment (intensive counseling and dietary therapy initiated 3 months ago). Is there evidence that thyroxine supplementaton is beneficial or is it contra-indicated due to possible feedback suppression of TRH - TSH and increased metabolic rate? Citations or other references would be appreciated as well.
When we grow older, it is seems that we are more easily to have constipation. What are your suggested preventive measures in treating this condition?
As I have the physiological condition of anorexia nervosa/morbid obesity, I have to adopt the anorexic Luigi Cornaro diet of eat-but-little. And I think my problem of constipation is a result of my eating habit.
My solution for this problem is, don't wait for the spontaneous bowel movements, try to have two or more bowel movements within one day, one in the early morning when I just get up, the other one in the later afternoon to evening. In this way, I can effectively prevent constipation.
Need suggestion for High Fat Diet/Cafeteria diet of Indian food type for induction of Obesity in laboratory animals.I want to study specifically about Binge eating disorder.
We are currently investigating an integrated treatment module for patients with PTSD and a comorbid eating disorder. Due to the novelty of the treatment, we wish to asses treatment acceptability (TA).
Sekhon et al., (2017) describe TA as ‘a multifaceted construct that reflects the extent to which people delivering or receiving a healthcare intervention consider it to be appropriate, based on anticipated or experienced cognitive and emotional responses to the intervention’. TA appears to change over time, as various authors state that prospective TA, concurrent TA and restrospective TA may differ. Furthermore, clinicians and patients may differ in their perspectives on TA.
Serveral instruments have been developed, such as Treatment Acceptability/Adherence Scale (TAAS) by Milosevic et al., (2015), which measures prospective TA, or the Distress/Endorsement Validation Scale (DEVS, Devilly, 2004). Previous research has also utilized visual analogue scales or costumer satisfaction reports.
For patient TA, i'm thinking about administering the TAAS or DEVS at different time points (before, during or after therapy) to see how TA changes during the course of treatment. An alternitive idea would be to use a randomisation strategy, where each participant would either receive the questionnaire before, during or after treatment. It would be interesting to also assess therapist TA and to see whether or not these match.
Does this seem like a logical set up? Are there any methodological considerations to take into account? All feedback/suggestions are welcome, thanks in advance.
In my study there is a positive correlation
Between self compassion and eating disorders which in previous western literature is negative
I am doing research in Asian culture Pakistan
Please guide what to do
Or share any relevant research
I am looking for researchers who have studied the impact of remote, eHealth, mobile or internet treatments for binge eating disorder (BED). If you have conducted such studies (or know a team that has), have the results been published and/or is there anywhere this data can be accessed?
I have seen references to this type of service but can find very little literature or research on it. Can anyone help?
Hello _ I am doing an administrative (not clinical) service review of the London based Adult Eating Disorder service in London, Ontario. I have found good evidence based literature coming from the UK and Ireland but not from Canada at this point. I am very interested in your thoughts regarding the above question. I am also working on a tight time line so would appreciate your response by March 26th if possible _ thank you in advance for your kind attention to this request.
Deborah J. Corring, PhD
As the land availability for conventional farming is decreasing, what percentage of worldwide farming is being done through soilless route (including hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics)?
Any literature highlighting the same will be helpful please.
There's a finding that most people with binge eating disorder seek treatment for their weight initially, not for their eating behaviors or underlying issues. I now cannot remember who published this finding. Does anyone know?
My research team is conducting a eating disorder related research in Malaysia and we would like to use the Malay translated version of EAT26/40. I have tried to email the related authors who translated the scale, however, there was no reply from them.
To anyone who has the Malay translated EAT-26/40, if you do not mind, can you please send a copy to me? or Can you please tell me who I should contact?
Thank you very much.
I have seen some studies where BMI is mentioned to characterise the sample, yet I have also seen other studies where BMI is included as a covariate in the analyses.
So, my question is: When is it correct to include BMI as a covariate? Is there a "golden standard" in the field of body image research?
I would like to run a factor analysis with SPSS but I have doubts about the structure that my database has to have.
We have collected information about the two favorite food of different groups of people with eating disorders. The objective is to know if using the nutritional profile we are able to relate some type of specific food (for example high in fat, sugar and low in protein) with some group of eating disorders.
We have done a nutritional profile about micro and macronutrients on each of the two foods separately. On the database, we have one row per participant and different columns where, for example, we have food hydrates 1, food hydrates 2, food proteins 1, food proteins 2... Would it be the correct form of the database for factor analysis? Or because it is the same item - for example, hydrates - would it be more appropriate to do the sum or the average of the two hydrates and thus have only a single column about hydrates?
I am looking for researchers who have studied the differnces in plasma levels in amino acids, nucleotide in binge eating disorder (BED)/obesity?. If you have conducted such studies (or know a team that has), have the results been published and/or is there anywhere this data can be accessed?
I'm looking for the arabic version of the SCOFF questionnaire or any questionnaire for diet analysis and eating disorders that has an arabic validated version please
I am looking for the Eating Disorder Assessment for Men Questionnaire (EDAM) as stated in this publication:
Does anyone know where to get the questionnaire from and the mode of analysis? I tried contacting the author multiple times but there was no response.
I would be happy if someone can share with me the following questionnaires (validated)
1. The EDI-3 (Eating Disorder Inventory 3)
2. ATHLETE Questionnaire
3. The EDAM (Eating Disorder Assessment for men) questionnaire
Preferably versions validated among sportsmen/sportswomen
Osteoporosis, eating disorders and amenorhea are major problems encountered by professional athletes. proper training regimen can prevent these problems. little literature is available for effects of core strength training in management of female athletic triade.
Is Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus an eating disorder?
Does the craving for food have an organic basis or a psychological basis?
Do patients with Diabetes have a particular personality that leads them into their Eating lifestyle?
Should the management of the psychological aspect be as important as the drug therapy?
I'm working on a master thesis research on the role of rumination in eating disorders, specifically on the relationship between ruminatio, alexithymia and emotional regulation strategies in ED.
We are partnering with a ballet school to develop a strategy for eating disorder prevention. Currently, the school has a policy of excluding students from pointe classes based on both fitness/strenght and BMI. Is there any evidence that pointe work becomes unsafe over a certain weight/BMI? What would be other useful indicators?
Integrating Fundamental Concepts of Obesity and Eating Disorders:
Implications for the Obesity Epidemic.
About the Author (as stated in the publication):
Ann E. Macpherson-Sánchez is with the Department of
Agricultural Education, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
Correspondence should be sent to Ann E. Macpherson-
Sánchez, 1307 Seagrape Circle, Weston, FL 33326-2726
(e-mail: email@example.com). Reprints can be
ordered at http://www.ajph.org by clicking the “Reprints”
This article was accepted December 1, 2014.
This publication was made possible by a grant from the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1R01HL091826-01).
I would like to thank the additional multiple principal
investigators of the National Institutes of Health
proposal—Luisa Seijo-Maldonado, MSW, Robinson
Rodríguez-Pérez, PhD, and Gladys Malavé-Martínez,
MS—for their years of collaboration and support. In
addition I would like to thank the interdisciplinary group
of professors who worked with us: Dolores Miranda-
Gierbolini, PhD, Karen Soto, PhD, Gloria Fidalgo, PhD, RD,
Sara Benítez, MA, and Raúl Macchiavelli, PhD. Their
support, doubts, comments, and questions were indispensable
in developing this article. I would also like to give
special thanks to Nancy M. Buss whose editorial insight
was invaluable and to the anonymous peer reviewers
whose comments and constructive criticism gave greater
focus to this final version of the article.
Note. The article’s contents are solely the responsibility
of the author and do not necessarily represent the
official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute or the National Institutes of Health.
The people mentioned in these acknowledgements are all Professors at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, or Rio Piedras Campus with the exception of Nancy Buss who is my sister and lives in Atlanta.
Interdisciplinary treatment has been demonstrated to be the best approach to feeding disorders.
Premaure babies have a high risk of feeding disorders and complication may be severe.
Programmes for stimulation should start in neonatal intensive care units and should include early stimulation programme for children at risk or with neuro-developmental alterations.
We work with feeding disorders since 2002 and we are trying to standardize how to work with this population.
The operational definition for eating attitudes is : " Eating attitudes are one's beliefs,thoughts,feelings,behavior and relationship with food".
Either positive or negative aspects of eating attitudes other than eating disorders to get a global idea of what make up eating attitudes.
If you have anything(articles,magazines etc) related to young adults women, that would help also.
Asking for a friend in the final stages of writing her doctorate:
Dear colleagues, looking for a research paper that found that in Eating Disorders, negative beliefs change before positive ones and that this change happens before seeing a shift in disordered eating behaviour or binge eating frequency. If by chance you are aware of this research I would be very grateful to know of the authors. Many thanks in advance!
p.s. There is a slight chance this reference is actually in the anxiety literature and not ED (ie negative beliefs regarding anxiety change before positive ones and that this change happens before seeing a change in anxiety symptomology).
I am beginning at an PHP and IOP eating disorder clinic and I am new to this field. I am interested in following latest research on effective treatment methods as well as assessments. I am unfamiliar with who is also working in this field.
I have a psychotherapy dissertation two write and I am currently work part time in an eating disorder service. The "voice" experienced by many ED sufferers is, I think one of the main barriers to recovery. I'm wanting to review, seek out any treatment models that are used, as well as talk to therapists about how and what methods they use. A literature search so far has not proved very successful on models of treatment, just on the experience of it in sufferers.
I am currently designing my research project and I would need to detect the exact items forming the restrait scale in the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire. I have been looking into several papers but I could not find the precise structure of the subscale
Evolutionary or phylogenetic/ultimate hypotheses are now used to supplement developmental and immediate proximate reasons for vulnerability to psychiatric disorders and have been since the last century (Tinebergen, Nesse, Brune, Abed etc) . Whereas current cultural components and developmental issues have an acknowledged large part to play in discussions, why are evolutionary propensities and their distribution and dysregulation in modern environments not seriously considered yet?
As a part of a project on factors associated with overweight in a french adolescents population, we need to evaluate body image (dis)satisfaction on this population. A lot of scale exist in the litterature : body image questionnaire, body satisfaction scale (BSS), body shape questionaire, body image dissatisfaction subscale, Body image scale, body appreciation scale (version 1 and 2). We used for another study the stunkard figure rating score but this old method seems not to be used anymore...
May be somebody had good advice or a good reference to make the better choice for this kind of scale ? if possible a french version ?
I'm currently writing my thesis about quality of life and Anorexia Nervosa.
I would like to use a specific instrument to measure quality of life in eating disorders. I have found that HeRQoLED (the health-related quality of life in eating disorders) would be a good option.
I'm having difficulties finding out of the instrument is translated in Dutch and where/how I can acces the questionnaire. Is there someone who can give me some more information?
Thank you in advance.
My sample will consist of a 100 young women adults.
I would like to get some advice on how to organise my literature review in my research
I'm going to focus my next research project on healing binge eating disorder. What modalities and research have you found helpful in this process?
In my research I've decided to use questions 13, 14, & 15 (+ instructions) on the EDE-Q to screen for BED, per the article: Goldfein, Juli A., Michael J. Devlin, and Claudia Kamenetz. "Eating Disorder Examination‐Questionnaire with and without instruction to assess binge eating in patients with binge eating disorder." International Journal of Eating Disorders 37.2 (2005): 107-111. Would anyone know how I go about scoring this?
I am studying food addiction in obese adults and am trying to decide on which questionnaires I should use to assess the different variants of food addiction.
We extracted a random selection of 400 women between the ages of 18 and 40 from the Norwegian Population Register. We then sent out a series of questionnaires to all these women, printed in a single brochure on high-quality glossy paper. There were about 5 (relatively short) questionnaires in total, which should take about 20-30 minutes to complete. There was nothing to special about these questionnaires, pretty much standard questionnaires measuring anxiety, depression, and symptoms of some mental disorders (OCD and eating disorders). Participants were required to complete the questionnaires and send them back to us by post, using an envelope (which was stamped) included in the questionnaire-package. There was no compensation (i.e. gift-cards) for participation.
Although we are still receiving responses, the response-rate so far is very poor. It looks like we will end up with a response-rate of about 15%.
Do any of you have any experiences with similar studies? What sort of response-rates can one expect from such studies? Within Our research-Group, we did similar studies 20 years ago in which approx. 70-80% responded. Lastly, do any of you have any opinions regarding how to boost response-rates? Would one expect monetary compensations (in the form of a lottery for example) too make much of a difference. How about delivering the questionnaires electronically, through e-mails? Or are response-rates generally low nowadays?
I'm curious to hear other's experiences with similar studies!
I am conducting a study on the experiences of having a family member with an eating disorder. Three of my participants are my Mother, Father and Brother and I also have a sibling with an eating disorder. I wondered if there were any biases which may occur because of this.
Thankyou in advance
The perspectives of clinicians/health professionals on this means of early intervention, their thoughts on the limitations and benefits.
Stress is one of the major cause of Eating disorders. During stressed condition Vitamin C and B vitamins deficiency occurs. I want to know if there is any direct relation to vitamin deficiency and Eating disorders?
A client/patient comes into your office and they are suffering from binge eating disorder and due to it they are extremely overweight and want to start therapy to help cope with the contributions that lead up to their behavior of over eating. If this client/patient brings with them a family member or significant other and they were to ask you that they do not understand the difference between "helping" their loved one or "enabling" them; how would you respond to someone who is telling you that they feel as if they're helping that significant other with their eating habits, but they're actually killing them. How would you clarify the difference between enabling and helping to where they can understand when they're helping and when they're enabling that person?
Running a Syst Rev, finished databases and contact with main authors, just looking for any new datasets not published/thesis?
Hello fellow researchers! I was wondering if anyone has conducted this research before, or something similar. I am currently trying to research the effects of cartoons versus reality tv correlating to eating disorder development. I would like to especially research immediate and long term affects of cartoons on children's perceptions of their bodies. Any previous bits of research would be very helpful!
I am wanting to know which vitamins and minerals should routinely be prescribed in anorexia nervosa, if any. Would it depend on the diet, BMI or other factors. What dosage would be used.
I am writing my PHD thesis "Eating disorders in China : a transcultural approach" and I am looking for references concerning history of anorexia (or bulimia) in China before Sing Lee's studies, eventually linked to taoism ? ...
Support groups may be led by professionals or leaderless. Groups may be divided by eating disorders or everyone together. Support groups may be coed. Any information would be helpful.
I see many different versions of the marshmallow test. For example a procedure where the child sees two piles of food (and gets the larger one if he/she is able to wait), or just one pretzl or marshmallow (and the child gets two of them if he/she is able to wait).
We are planning to do one, but a bit lost what type of marshmallow test is the best to use (the classical one or an adapted one). The children are between 3 and 5 years old and at high-risk of overweight. We have only about 15-30 minutes, so we can't do a task where the child gets his 'reward' a day/week later.
I would like to hear perspectives from both preclinical and clinical scientists in all related fields.
I am particularly interested if there is any research on this theme led by experts-by-experience. Examples of adaptive or 'positive' traits I have in mind (just a few, to make clear my meaning) might include resilience or loyalty or generosity.
Hi, we are conducting a review of the studies on body perception. Our aim is to integrate different levels of analysis of the topic, from the sensorial aspects (visual and proprioceptive) to the cognitive elaboration. Thanks in advance
I am particularly interested in the possible applications of such an approach in inpatient settings. Heather Castillo (here on Researchgate) has recently deployed this method within a service for people living with personality disorders. I am working with sufferers who have severe eating disorders as well as 'co-morbid' personality disorder diagnoses - but whose voice is often absent from research in these interlinked fields, except as alienated 'objects of study'? Any ideas, hints, tips, references, objections would be most welcome!
In anorexia nervosa (AN) treatment would bring the patient to stop controlling his food intake; but in Diabetes Mellitus food intake often have to be strictly controlled in order to maintain glycemia. Moreover, glycemia control could be used by AN patients to control their weight gains. How could we reconcilliate these two lines of treatment ?
There are tons of apps and web-based questionnaires, but I am looking for one that helps a family doc determine if the patient drinks sugary drinks, eats processed foods, or needs to be nudged toward better cooking.
I am doing a research project on eating disorders.
My proposal questions is : Is there an increase in smaller and thinner body sizes on magazine covers and does it correlate with the increase in the cases of eating disorders among American women between the ages of 19-24? (5 year study)
I need to be able to measure whether is will be an increasing in the rate of eating disorders in American women in the next 5 years. I would not actually need the data, but a confirmation that a hospital has this information. If not a hospital then who would I go to get a statistical representation of eating disorder cases so that I could track an increase.
Could I possibly do a national survey and track it like that? Should I do a more narrow survey in a certain university?
Any and all help is appreciated!
I am currently exploring the capacity in setting up a support network in regional victoria, Australia for people with eating disorders, issues with body image and body dysmorphia. There are very few support groups which stand alone in the rural/remote setting and those which are available are based in metropolitan settings with outreach services in the country. Therefore, is anybody aware of any services available in the rural/remote setting (it does not need to be Australian specific). Regards
I am currently researching on adolescents with eating disorders (early adolescence 11-13). Using an assessment questionnaire on traumatic experiences my data show that parents of these adolescents have frequently experienced traumatic events (phisical, sexual, etc.).
Is anyone familiar with literature addressing this phenomenon? I know papers dealing with mothers' traumatic experiences and eating disorders in children and toddlers but not in adolescents.
In particular I cannot find references on fathers' traumatic experiences and eating disorders in early adolescents.
Does anyone have copies of the Children's Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes (ChIPS) child or parent versions? The manual, interview questions or scoring sheets for either would be a great help to me! I thought I would ask around first to see if anyone had access and felt happy to share materials.
One of my friend wants some help with a study titled "A study of the effects of yogic intervention on eating disorder cognition among adolescents".
I'm looking for any research on groups for people with eating disorders led by individuals who have recovered from an eating disorder and have specialized training. There is evidence related to peer support groups for depression and anxiety, and for prevention and early intervention peer support groups but I can't track down anything for groups for those with eating disorders, led by trained peers in a face to face manner. Help!
The promotion of self-abusive behaviours is obviously hazardous. Although I am not actively researching this area, i am interested what research has been undertaken and other peoples opinions of these websites. Is there any evidence of non eating disordered individuals ie 'trolls' targeting these sites?
My department believe that a special undergrad seminar on Eating Disorder or ADHD will be well received by our students. I've not seen a recent edition of R. Barkley's ADHD book nor am I familiar of researchers in the eating disorder literature.
Temperamental dominance across the lifespan versus categorical restrictions....surely a better way to envisage eating pathology, the aim being to bring people into the middle where normal, less extreme fluctuations between restraint vs. impulsivity occur?
My cat has an eating disorder. She is always hungry, and never satisfied, yet she does not otherwise appear ill. She goes anxiously from one food proposition to another, all day and all night, aware only of need but never of fulfillment. What briefly fulfilled so hungrily just moments ago, is aversive moments later. And I have some experience with children with a similar phenomenon, whose attentional deficits exhibit a very similar (yet happier) anxious-seeking of savor, from one thing to another, only briefly satisfied. My cat has an “unhappy seek anxiety”; the children with ADHD I have worked with, have a “happy seek anxiety”. Could both be driven by an unknown deficit, rather than an obvious excess of unstable seek energy? These seem greatly compensatory; when the one unknown need cannot be satisfied, urgent sublimation efforts fervently hunger for diversity and frequency to compensate.
When we consider our wakeful moments, most of them are driven, it seems, by seek. What do you all think? Could we have preexisting deficits which guarantee we will strive for novel daily solutions and thus learn to grow diversely? And could hyper-vigilance disorders, like ADHD, really be compensatory efforts for unusually urgent (but hidden) deficits?