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ERIC Number: EJ794287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
Confirmation among College Women: The Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified Diagnostic Profile
Schwitzer, Alan; Hatfield, Tammy; Jones, Angela R.; Duggan, Molly H.; Jurgens, Jill; Winninger, Ali
Journal of American College Health, v56 n6 p607-616 May-Jun 2008
Previously, the researchers proposed and tested a diagnostic framework for women with eating-related concerns who seek college health and mental health treatment. The framework emphasized moderate problems characterized by frequent binging, occasional purging, and frequent exercise; rumination; body image and self-esteem concerns; ambivalence about help seeking; and developmental themes. Several questions remained about the framework's generalizability beyond women in treatment. Objective: In the current study, the authors provide new support for the framework's generalizability to college women with clinically significant eating concerns who do not seek treatment. Participants and Methods: Female students (N = 112) completed a screening instrument providing descriptive and comparative data about primary symptoms, associated features, and help seeking. Results: Results suggested that the framework is specific to women with eating problems and does not suffer the pitfalls of applying over-generally to all college women or all female patients and clients. Conclusions: Implications for practice, research limitations, and remaining questions are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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