Socio-cultural factors in the development of anorexia nervosa.

@article{Garner1980SocioculturalFI,
  title={Socio-cultural factors in the development of anorexia nervosa.},
  author={David M. Garner and Paul E. Garfinkel},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1980},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          647-56
        }
}
A population of professional dance (N = 183) and modelling (N = 56) students, who by career choice must focus increased attention and control over their body shapes, was studied. Height and weight data were obtained on all subjects. In addition, a questionnaire that is useful in assessing the symptoms of anorexia nervosa, the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT), was administered. Results of these tests were compared with those of normal female university students (N = 59), patients with anorexia… 
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