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Titolo: Disordered eating in three different age groups in Cyprus: a comparative cross-sectional study

Anno di pubblicazione: 2018

Autori: Hadjigeorgiou, Charalambos; Solea, Antonia; Estecha Querol, Sara; Keski-Rahkonen, Anna; Michels, Nathalie; Russo, Paola; Thumann, Barbara Franziska; Pala, Valeria; Danner, Unna

Affiliazioni autori: Res & Educ Inst Child Hlth; Univ Zaragoza; Univ Helsinki; Univ Ghent;Institute of Food Sciences, CNR; Leibniz Inst Prevent Res & Epidemiol BIPS; Fondaz IRCCS Ist Nazl Tumori; Altrecht Eating Disorders Rintveld

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Objective: to assess eating attitudes and behaviours across different age groups in a Cypriot non-clinical population sample. Method: The study consisted of participants aged 12 years and older partaking in the I.Family Study in Cyprus. 1716 participants with data on gender, age, BMI and EAT-26 questionnaire were included in the analyses and divided according to age: adolescence (12-18), young adulthood (25-45) and middle adulthood (45-60). Results: Across all age groups women had higher scores on the EAT-26 compared to men. On EAT-26 subscales of dieting and oral control, mean scores for men were higher among older age groups compared to adolescents whereas no difference was found for the bulimia and food preoccupation subscales. In women EAT-26 and dieting subscale scores were higher in young and middle adulthood compared to adolescence. Men and women in young adulthood had the highest number of participants with EAT-26 scores >= 20. Additionally, 12% of women between 25-45 years of age reported using laxatives, diet pills or diuretics as weight control measures. Exercise was the most frequent weight control measure utilized across all age groups. BMI was the strongest predictor of EAT-26 scores: The more participants deviated from a normal BMI to overweight and obese categories, the more likely they were to have disordered eating attitudes and behaviours. Conclusion: unhealthy eating patterns in non-clinical Cypriot participants are not only confined to adolescence but adulthood as well. Research directions should focus on use of more objective measures of eating disorder risk in Cypriot adults with consideration of gender specific motivations underlying disordered eating behaviours.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 104

Pagine a: 110

Pagine totali: 7


Public health Elsevier Science
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0033-3506

Numero volume: 162

DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.05.024

Referee: Ś: Internazionale

Stato della pubblicazione: Published version

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [000442770600015]

Parole chiave:

  • Eating Attitudes Test-26
  • Adulthood
  • Dieting
  • Oral control
  • Bulimia and food preoccupation

URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S003335061830194X?via%3Dihub

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