publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

The prevalence of eating disorders not otherwise specified

Paulo P.P. Machado; Barbara C. Machado; Sónia Gonçalves; Hans W. Hoek;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2007
  • Country: Brazil
Abstract
Objective: Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) represent the most common eating disorder diagnosed in specialized treatment settings. The purpose of the current study is to assess the prevalence of EDNOS in a nationwide community sample. Method: Participants were 2028 female students, aged 12 to 23, attending public schools in the 9th to 12th grades in Portugal. Participants completed the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire in Stage 1 of the study. In Stage 2, we selected all the participants who met any of these criteria: (1) BMI ≤ 17.5, (2) scores ≥ 4 on any of the four EDE-Q Subscales, (3) a total EDE-Q score ≥ 4, or, (4) the presence of dy...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Social Sciences, Science & Technology, epidemiology, prevalence, eating disorders, EDNOS, ANOREXIA-NERVOSA, BULIMIA-NERVOSA, UMCG Approved, Psychiatry and Mental health, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Psychiatry, Bulimia nervosa, medicine.disease, Anorexia, medicine.symptom, Psychotherapist, Dysfunctional family, Young female, Psychology, Clinical psychology, Not Otherwise Specified
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

The prevalence of eating disorders not otherwise specified

Paulo P.P. Machado; Barbara C. Machado; Sónia Gonçalves; Hans W. Hoek;