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Body image evaluations in obese females with binge eating disorder.
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PMID:  15001059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Dimensions of body image in a sample of obese women diagnosed with binge eating disorder (BED; N=42) were compared with a sample of obese women without BED (non-BED; N=42), matched on age and BMI. Additionally, the relationship between BED, body image and several dimensions of treatment response was examined. Results indicated BED women were more likely to negatively evaluate their global physical appearance and have less satisfaction with specific areas of the body than were non-BED women, even after controlling for depression scores. While BED women were significantly more likely to endorse depressive symptoms, depression scores were negatively correlated with body satisfaction in non-BED women only. BED women did not fare worse in formal weight-loss treatment, as measured by length of time in treatment, group-therapy attendance, or BMI at posttreatment. The role of body image in women with BED seeking weight-loss treatment is discussed relevant to the context of potential impact of BED and negative body image on active weight-loss treatment and maintenance.
E E Lloyd-Richardson; T K King; L H Forsyth; M M Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eating behaviors     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1471-0153     ISO Abbreviation:  Eat Behav     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-05     Completed Date:  2008-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090048     Medline TA:  Eat Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-71     Citation Subset:  -    
Brown University Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, 164 Summit Avenue, Providence, RI 02906, USA.
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