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Health-related quality of life among adolescents with eating disorders

Jenkins, P. E. ORCID:, Hoste, R. R., Doyle, A. C., Eddy, K., Crosby, R. D., Hill, L., Powers, P., Mitchell, J. E. and Le Grange, D. (2014) Health-related quality of life among adolescents with eating disorders. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 0022-3999

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.11.006


Objective Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is an emerging area of research in eating disorders (EDs) that has not been examined in adolescents in detail. The aim of the current study is to investigate HRQoL in an adolescent ED sample, examining the impact of ED symptoms on HRQoL. Methods Sixty-seven treatment-seeking adolescents (57 females) with anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), or eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) completed self-report measures of HRQoL and ED symptoms. Results Participants reported poorer HRQoL in mental health domains than in physical health domains. Disordered attitudes, binge eating, and compensatory behaviors were associated with poorer mental health HRQoL, and body dissatisfaction was associated with poorer physical health HRQoL. Conclusion The current study assessed HRQoL among adolescents with EDs, finding several consistencies with the literature on adults with EDs. Future research should compare adolescents and adults with EDs on HRQoL.

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Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Psychopathology and Affective Neuroscience
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