publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Impulsivity mediates the association between borderline personality pathology and body mass index

Iacovino, Juliette M.; Powers, Abigail D.; Oltmanns, Thomas F.;
  • Published: 17 Nov 2013
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with obesity, a major risk factor for a number of chronic illnesses (e.g., cardiovascular disease). We examined whether impulsivity and affective instability mediate the association between BPD pathology and body mass index (BMI). Participants were a community sample of adults ages 55–64 and their informants. The Structured Interview for DSM-IV Personality measured BPD symptoms and the Revised NEO Personality Inventory measured self- and informant-report impulsivity and affective instability. Mediation analyses demonstrated that only higher self-report impulsivity significantly mediated the association between ...
Medical Subject Headings: mental disordersbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: General Psychology, Body mass index, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Personality pathology, Clinical psychology, Borderline personality disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Affect (psychology), Social psychology, Psychology, Impulsivity, medicine.symptom, Risk factor, Revised NEO Personality Inventory, Article
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