Journal article

Negative urgency and the dual pathway model of bulimic symptoms: A longitudinal analysis

Francis Puccio, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Kimberly Buck, Isabel Krug

EUROPEAN EATING DISORDERS REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study extends the dual pathway model (DPM) of bulimic symptoms by considering the bidirectional effects amongst symptoms of depression, dietary restraint, and bulimia. We also assessed the influence of negative urgency, a personality construct associated with bulimic symptoms, on the DPM. METHOD: Participants were 244 females (Mage  = 23.77 years) from the general community. Variables pertinent to the DPM as well as negative urgency were assessed at baseline, and symptoms of depression, dietary restraint, and bulimia were reassessed at 1-month follow-up. RESULTS: Excellent model fit was obtained once modifications were made to the DPM and the extended model that included nega..

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