Journal article

Depression, perceived disability and unemployment are associated with reduced life satisfaction in anorexia nervosa

Eric Josiah Tan, Leonardo Cistullo, David Jonathan Castle, Susan Lee Rossell, Zoe Marie Jenkins, Andrea Phillipou

Eating Disorders | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


Life satisfaction is a core aspect of an individual's wellbeing and describes the subjective assessment of their quality of life. Reduced life satisfaction is frequently reported in anorexia nervosa (AN),  but the factors contributing to this are still unclear. This study sought to extend previous work by examining 12 potential correlates of AN life satisfaction. One hundred and five female AN patients were administered questionnaires assessing life satisfaction, depression, anxiety, stress, employment status, marital status, body mass index, eating disorder symptomatology, perceived disability and readiness for change. A stepwise linear regression revealed that only depression, perceived di..

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Awarded by NHMRC project grant (CIA)

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was not supported by any funding sources. EJT and SLR are in receipt of Early Career (GNT1142424) and Senior Research (GNT1154651) fellowships, respectively, from the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia unrelated to the current paper. AP is supported by an NHMRC project grant (CIA; GNT1159953).