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Abnormal eating attitudes and behaviours in two ethnic groups from a female British urban population
Psychol Med ; 26(2): 289-9, Mar. 1996.
Artigo em Inglês | MedCarib | ID: med-3175
Biblioteca responsável: JM3.1
Localização: JM3.1/Reprint Collection
ABSTRACT
African-Caribbean (N=136) and White British (N=192) female family planning clinic attenders were administered the Bulimic Investigatory Test, Edinburgh (BITE) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28). A proportion of the participants were subsequently interviewed. The African-Caribbeans were found to have both significantly more disordered eating attitudes and a significantly higher level of abnormal eating behaviour than the White British. Although the African-Caribbean group had a significantly higher mean Body Mass Index this did not mediate the difference in levels of eating attitudes. When compared with the White British group more African-Caribbean women reported feelings of failure, guilt, abnormality and self consciousness concerning their eating habits. The results indicate that eating problems may be highly prevalent in this ethnic minority population and suggest that there may be differences in the nature of eating disorder psychopathology between ethnic groups. (AU)
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Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MedCarib Assunto principal: População Urbana / Afro-Americanos / Atitude / Anorexia Nervosa / Transtornos da Alimentação e da Ingestão de Alimentos / Comparação Transcultural / Preferências Alimentares Tipo de estudo: Estudo de incidência / Estudo de prevalência Limite: Feminino / Humanos País/Região como assunto: Europa Idioma: Inglês Revista: Psychol Med Ano de publicação: 1996 Tipo de documento: Artigo