Journal article

The association of disordered eating with health-related quality of life in US young adults and effect modification by gender

Laura M Hart, Allegra R Gordon, Vishnudas Sarda, Jerel P Calzo, Kendrin R Sonneville, Mihail Samnaliev, S Bryn Austin

Quality of Life Research | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the relationship of disordered eating behaviors and eating disorder (ED) diagnosis in young adults with health-related quality of life (HRQL) and to assess the presence of effect modification by gender. METHODS: In 2013, participants (N = 9440, ages 18-31 years) in the U.S. Growing Up Today Study cohort reported use of disordered eating behaviors (dieting, diet pills, laxatives, or vomiting to control weight; binge eating with loss of control) over the past year, plus a lifetime history of ED diagnosis. The relative risk (RR) of less-than-full health (EQ-5D-5L health utility score  1 on EQ-5D-5L dimensions) were compared across participants with and without disordered eat..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Awarded by NIDA


Awarded by Leadership Education in Adolescent Health project, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration


Funding Acknowledgements

L.M. Hart was supported by an Endeavor Fellowship from the Australian Government Department of Education and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Australian Rotary Health. A.R. Gordon was supported by F32DA042506 from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). J.P. Calzo was supported by K01DA034753 from NIDA. S.B Austin was supported by the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health project, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration Grants T71-MC00009 and T76-MC00001, the Ellen Feldberg Gordon Challenge Fund for Eating Disorders Research, and the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders. The funders played no role in the study design, collection, analysis or interpretation of data, in writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.