Angela M Simmons

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OBJECTIVE Heavy alcohol use among college students represents a public health problem on American college campuses. A promising area for combating this problem is identifying protective behavioral strategies that may reduce consumption and its resulting negative consequences among students who do choose to use alcohol. The purpose of this study was to(More)
This study expands upon previous research investigating the use of empirically supported treatments (ESTs) for eating disorders by surveying a large sample of clinicians who specialize in treating eating disorders. Surveys developed for this study were sent to 698 members of a large, professional, eating disorder organization who were listed as treatment(More)
Previous research has documented that alcohol use disorders and eating disorders often co-occur. One possible reason for these high rates of co-occurrence is that problematic eating and alcohol use serve similar functions for the persons engaging in them. In particular, both have been hypothesized to serve an avoidant coping function. This study was(More)
There is increasing evidence that eating disorders are present among ethnically diverse populations, and researchers have suggested that investigations in this area may inform the field's understanding of how sociocultural factors are related to the development of eating disorders. Although it is generally accepted that sociocultural factors are key in(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to compare response rates on a standard self-report questionnaire that was nominally anonymous to an unmatched count questionnaire that allowed for true anonymity in responding. METHOD Four hundred and fifty-four college students were asked about several topics, including attitudes towards weight and shape,(More)
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