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Sex differences in health-related quality of life impairment associated with eating disorder features: A general population study.
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PMID:  23355018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To determine sex differences in the prevalence and impact of specific eating disorder features on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHOD: A general population sample of men (n = 1,479) and women (n = 1,555) completed interviews that assessed HRQoL (Medical Outcomes Study Short Form, SF-36), and current regular occurrence of binge eating, extreme dietary restriction, purging, and overevaluation of weight or shape. RESULTS: Men constituted a substantial minority (23-41%) of participants reporting eating disorder features. Objective binge eating had a greater impact on mental health impairment in men versus women, whereas the overevaluation of weight or shape had a greater impact on general and mental health impairment in women compared with men. DISCUSSION: Eating disorder features that impact on HRQoL are now common in men; however, the impact of specific features may differ between sexes. © 2013 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Deborah Mitchison; Jonathan Mond; Shameran Slewa-Younan; Phillipa Hay
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of eating disorders     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-108X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Eat Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111226     Medline TA:  Int J Eat Disord     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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