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Eating Disorder Risk Among Males in Substance Abuse Recovery: A Comparison of Two Survey Evaluation Tools
by Petersen, Sara L., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 56; 10264684
Abstract (Summary)

Individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) and eating disorders (ED) are at increased risk for poor treatment outcomes. Therefore, proper screening for EDs is essential within SUD treatment facilities. Standard ED screening tools have only been validated on females. Eating disorder symptomology often presents differently in males demonstrating the need for a male specific ED screening tool. This need has been addressed in the preliminary screening tool, Eating Disorder Assessment for Males (EDAM). The purpose of this study is to compare the outcome of two ED screening tools, EAT-26 and EDAM, among males in SUD treatment, specifically to evaluate the level of agreement between the surveys.

No significant correlation exists between the EDAM’s muscle dysmorphia component and EAT-26. Preoccupation with muscularity is a distinct characteristic of ED symptomology among males. The muscle dysmorphia component is a unique element within EDAM, illustrating the need for male specific ED screening tools.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gray, Virginia
Commitee: Barrack, Michelle, Wiss, David
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Behavioral psychology, Nutrition
Keywords: Co-occuring disorders, EDAM, Eating disorder, Males, Screening tools, Substance use disorders
Publication Number: 10264684
ISBN: 978-1-369-82968-6
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