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The relation between eating disorder symptoms and impairment

Jenkins, P. E., Rienecke, R. D., Conley, C. S., Meyer, C. and Blissett, J. M. (2015) The relation between eating disorder symptoms and impairment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203 (6). pp. 452-458. ISSN 0022-3018

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000301

Abstract/Summary

Although a number of studies have looked at what factors might mediate the relationship between symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in a number of psychiatric disorders, little research has addressed this issue in eating disorders. In the current study, female undergraduates (N = 339) completed questionnaires assessing eating disorder symptoms, social support, coping, QoL, and psychosocial impairment. Perceived family support and levels of substance misuse as a way of coping were identified as mediators of the symptom-impairment relationship and, in addition, maladaptive coping also mediated the relationship with QoL. These results highlight the role of coping and social support in impairment resulting from eating disorder symptoms.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
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Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
ID Code:76089
Publisher:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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