Obesity and impairment in psychosocial functioning in women: the mediating role of eating disorder features.
Jonathan M Mond, Bryan Rodgers, Phillipa J Hay, Anita Darby, Cathy Owen, Bernhard T Baune, RL Kennedy
Obesity (Silver Spring) | Published : 2007
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to test the hypothesis that, in women, the association between obesity and impairment in psychosocial functioning is mediated by levels of weight and shape concerns and/or binge-eating frequency. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Self-report measures of eating disorder psychopathology, mental health functioning, subjective quality of life in the psychological and social domains, and days "out-of-role" associated with any (physical or mental) health problem, were completed by a community sample of women classified as obese (BMI >or=30 kg/m(2), n = 639) or non-obese (BMI <30 kg/m(2), n = 4253). For each of the dependent measures, regression models were used to test ..View full abstract