Misuse of laxatives among adult outpatients with eating disorders: prevalence and profiles.

@article{BryantWaugh2006MisuseOL,
  title={Misuse of laxatives among adult outpatients with eating disorders: prevalence and profiles.},
  author={Rachel Bryant-Waugh and Hannah Turner and Philippa East and Caroline Gamble and Rajnikant Laxmishanker Mehta},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={404-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The current study investigated the prevalence of laxative misuse among adult outpatients with eating disorders, distinguished demographic and psychobehavioral profiles of laxative misusers, identified specific predictors of laxative misuse, and explored whether prevalence rates and psychobehavioral profiles differ across eating disorder diagnoses. METHOD Data were collected for 201 consecutive patients. Laxative misusers and nonmisusers were compared on demographic variables… CONTINUE READING

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