Journal article

Help-seeking for body image problems among adolescents with eating disorders: findings from the EveryBODY study

Scott J Fatt, Jonathan Mond, Kay Bussey, Scott Griffiths, Stuart B Murray, Alexandra Lonergan, Phillipa Hay, Nora Trompeter, Deborah Mitchison

EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS-STUDIES ON ANOREXIA BULIMIA AND OBESITY | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Little is known regarding correlates of help-seeking for a body image problem in adolescents with an eating disorder. This study provides the first population-based investigation of help-seeking correlates among adolescents with an eating disorder. METHODS: Australian adolescents (N = 1002, 75.5% female, mean age = 15.14, SD = 1.40) who met operational diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder completed a survey assessing help-seeking, and potential correlates of help-seeking (sex, age, body mass index, socio-economic status, migrant status, sexuality, eating disorder diagnosis, psychological distress, and quality of life). RESULTS: Only 10.1% of participants reported having sought..

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