Journal article

Eating Disorder Behaviours and Substance Use in Women Attending Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: a Latent Class Analysis

Laura D Robinson, Peter J Kelly, Briony K Larance, Scott Griffiths, Frank P Deane

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Women with substance use disorders have a greater prevalence of eating disorders which can interfere with long-term recovery. In a sample of women (N = 1099) attending treatment centres for substance use issues, this study identified three distinct classes based on substance type and eating disorder (ED) behaviours using latent class analysis. Class 1 (29.5%) had the highest rates of ED behaviours, methamphetamine and tobacco use. Class 2 (60.5%) had some weight-related concerns and 100% tobacco use. Class 3 (9.9%) had some weight-related concerns, and 78.0% reported alcohol as the main substance of use. Compared to women in Classes 2 and 3, women in Class 1 had higher rates of lifetime phys..

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