Eating disorders are pervasive and little is known about their relationship with worry or one another. The key purpose of the study is to examine those relationships within Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), and Binge Eating Disorder (BED) against a healthy control group. An independent samples one-way ANOVA was run in order to examine how worry, measured by the PSWQ, affected AN, BN, BED, and a healthy control together. Correlations were also run, one for each participant groups, to examine the relationship worry had with eating disorder behaviors, measured by the EDE-Q. Worry was not significantly different between clinical and control groups, but worry did have a significant effect on disordered eating behaviors in AN and BN. This study lends support to the idea that AN and BN may be more similar to one another and that they operate similarly when it comes to worry. Additionally, these findings suggest that shame and body image make up the root of the possible common thread between AN and BN.
|Commitee:||Ro, Eunyoe, Segrist, Daniel|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Clinical psychology|
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