Journal article

Associations between weight/shape overvaluation, sociodemographic features and BMI: 10-year time trends

Danilo Dias Santana, Deborah Mitchison, Scott Griffiths, Jose Carlos Appolinario, Gloria Valeria da Veiga, Stephen Touyz, Phillipa Hay

Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence of overvaluation across sociodemographic features and weight status over time. METHODS: The data included sequential cross-sectional surveys with representative samples of the adolescent and adult (15 years or older) population in South Australia. Five surveys that assessed overvaluation were conducted in the years 2005 (n = 3047), 2008 (n = 3034), 2009 (n = 3007), 2015 (n = 3005) and 2016 (n = 3047). Overvaluation was assessed by structured interview based on the Eating Disorder Examination. To examine unique effects of demographic variables on the likelihood to report overvaluation, and also to examine whether this varied as a function of time, a mult..

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Awarded by Western Sydney University - NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Awarded by University of Sydney - NHMRC Early Career Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the eating disorder questions in the surveys was received from internal James Cook and Western Sydney University grants to Professor Phillipa Hay; Dr. Mitchison is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (grant number: GNT1158276); University of Sydney internal research funds of Professor Stephen Touyz; Dr. Scott Griffiths is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (Grant Number: 1121538); and Dr. Santana is funded by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES/Brazil).