ERIC Number: ED269665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Production of "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Anorexia and Bulimia, but Were Afraid to Ask".
Zimmer, Marc A.
This report describes the research study involved in developing a document on anorexia and bulimia for the lay population. Chapter I focuses on the basic areas that provided the foundation for the study: (1) the definitions of specific eating disorders; (2) the role of the mass media in affecting anorexics and bulimics, and in educating the public about the etiology, nature, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders; and (3) the need for a publication that would answer commonly asked questions about anorexia and bulimia. Chapter II provides a review of the literature about anorexia and bulimia. Included are sections on psychological factors; social factors and a feminist perspective of related eating disorders; treatment modalities; and a summary and conclusions. Chapter III describes the 12-section survey which was developed from the literature review to identify the most frequently asked questions about anorexia and bulimia and which was completed by 210 respondents. Chapter IV presents the lay publication "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Anorexia and Bulimia, but Were Afraid to Ask" which resulted from the literature review and survey. Included are sections on basic terms (anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia), physical symptoms, psychological aspects, the role of the family, environmental factors, social factors, medical issues, habits and behavior, treatment approaches, educational and self-help programs, the question of sex, and history. This chapter ends with a list of suggested readings. Chapter V considers routes of distribution for this publication. The survey questionnaire, cover letter, and a set of additional questions raised by respondents are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see CG 019 031.