A study about anorexia and bulimia nervosa in university

To detect prevalence that indicates Anorexia and Bulimia in university students, considering marital status, course, BMI, depression and physical activity. The Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26) and the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) were administered to 352 female students. In comparison with the other courses, students of the nutrition course showed higher positive prevalence of Anorexia (20,2%), depression (23,2%), and practitioners of physical activity (19,2%). Occupational therapy and non practitioners showed higher negative prevalence. As for Bulimia, obese persons (35,7%) and over weight persons (21,1%) showed serious concern about their body image. Persons under weight did not show this concern (93,8%). The nutrition course showed higher prevalence that indicates Anorexia and depressed people tend to have worse outcomes on both instruments.

eating disorders; EAT-26; BSQ


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