Physical activity and the drive to exercise in anorexia nervosa.

  title={Physical activity and the drive to exercise in anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Alexandra Keyes and Sabine Woerwag-Mehta and Savani Bartholdy and Antonia Koskina and Benita Middleton and Frances Connan and Peter Webster and Ulrike Schmidt and Iain C. Campbell},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  volume={48 1},
OBJECTIVES To investigate physical activity (PA) and drive for exercise in anorexia nervosa (AN) in relation to eating disorder (ED) pathology and anxiety. METHOD Female participants were recruited into four groups: AN outpatients (n = 37), AN inpatients (n = 18), an anxiety group (n = 34), and healthy controls (HCs; n = 30). PA was measured by actigraphy and self-report together with drive/reasons for exercise, ED pathology, anxiety, depression, stress, BMI, and body composition. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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