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Thirty-two patients who complained of episodes of ravenous overeating which they felt unable to control (bulimia) were asked to describe their behaviour and symptoms. There was considerable variation both between and within individuals, but a number of factors were defined which appeared to be common to all with the complaint. It is difficult to set up(More)
OBJECTIVE There is a lack of measurements with predictive validity that are specific for quality of life (QOL) in patients with eating disorders. METHOD A total of 306 eating disorder patients treated as inpatients completed the Quality of Life for Eating Disorders (QOL ED): 109 at both admission and discharge from hospital, 65 at both admission and after(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examines the effect of an interactive, school-based, self-esteem education program on the body image and eating attitudes and behaviors of young male and female adolescents following the program and after 12 months. METHOD All 470 eligible students (63% female) aged 11-14 years volunteered to participate. The intervention group(More)
The association between clinical eating disorders, maternal body weight, shape, and eating concerns, and the birth of low-birth-weight infants (LBW; less than 2500 g) was investigated using a retrospective case-control study. Eighty-eight women delivering LBW infants were interviewed and then divided into two groups--those delivering term,(More)
One hundred and fifty-eight attenders at general practices and family-planning clinics, and 20 young female doctors volunteered to complete a questionnaire about how women take the oral contraceptive pill, their knowledge of the Pill and their attitudes to withdrawal bleeding. Forty-three per cent of female patients has used the Pill to alter the time of(More)
A retrospective study of typical 24-h food intake was undertaken of the diets of 17 anorexia nervosa patients during the initial and the most severe phases of their illness. Patients completed a nutritional knowledge questionnaire. Patients' diets were significantly lower in energy and in all major nutrients than those of control subjects. The proportion of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the postnatal distress and the eating, exercise, and weight losing behavior of women before and during pregnancy. METHOD The subjects were healthy women who had given birth to a singleton healthy baby in the week before the study. They were drawn from two consecutive series of mothers of babies whose birth weights were either < or(More)
Food intake was weighed and recorded daily during one complete menstrual cycle in 18 healthy normally menstruating women. Urinary luteinizing hormone indicated the time of ovulation. Mean daily intakes of energy, macronutrients, and alcohol were calculated for five phases during the menstrual cycle: menses, postmenses, ovulatory, postovulatory, and(More)
  • S Abraham
  • 1998
The reproductive and sexual histories of women who had recovered or were recovering from bulimia nervosa were examined. Of 48 consecutive female patients, 43 were studied 10-15 years after first presenting for treatment. At follow-up, 74% were considered recovered and 26% still had an eating disorder. Only 2 women fulfilled the criteria for bulimia nervosa.(More)