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ERIC Number: EJ1014632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1328-4207
Eating Disorder Symptomatology, Body Image, and Mindfulness: Findings in a Non-Clinical Sample
Prowse, Emma; Bore, Miles; Dyer, Stella
Clinical Psychologist, v17 n2 p77-87 Jul 2013
Background: There has been increasing interest in the use of mindfulness-based interventions in treating various disorders and conditions; however, evidence to support the application of mindfulness-based treatments for eating disorders is limited. The current study was designed as a preliminary investigation of the relationship between mindfulness and eating disorder symptoms to provide an avenue for further research and to inform treatment. Underlying factors, including body image, sense of self, identity, and quality of life, were also investigated in order to increase understanding about eating disorders. Method: A battery of self-report questionnaires was administered online to first year psychology students from an Australian University ("n"?=?411). Results "Observing" as a mindfulness skill was related to higher reported eating disorder symptoms; however, the mindfulness skills "acceptance without judgment" and "action with awareness" were associated with lower eating disorder symptoms. Conclusions: These findings are consistent with theoretical support for a possible role of mindfulness-based interventions in treating eating disorders. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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