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Prevalence of eating disorders and obesity in female student of shiraz university
M Rezaei *, A Aflakseir, M Ghayour
, maryamrezaii85@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The eating disorders are the result of behavioral disorders associated with many complications. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of eating disorder and obesity in female students of Shiraz university. Method: This study was tested in a sample of 302 female student in Shiraz University who were selected by cluster sampling method. To identify individuals with eating disorders, Eating Disorders Diagnosis Scale was used. Background factors such as age and education were also recorded. To define overweight and obesity body mass index were used. Finally SPSS software and descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Results: In this study, nine tenths percent of the participants were overweight or obese (9/6% overweight and 1/3% obesity) 7/0% Bulimia Nervosa and 3/0% had binge eating disorders. Also several methods were used to assess the validity and reliability of the Eating Disorders Diagnosis Scale. Conclusion: The prevalence obesity and eating disorders in female students are at a significant level, although in contrast to studies in previous years, shows a much reduced. But the impact of these disorders on physical and mental health of adolescents, identifying biological factors, environmental, social and familial role in the creation and development of eating disorders and obesity in this group should be investigated.
Keywords: body mass index, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder.
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Type of Study: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing | Subject: nursing
Received: 2015/09/16
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Rezaei M, Aflakseir A, Ghayour M. Prevalence of eating disorders and obesity in female student of shiraz university. IJNR. 2015; 10 (3) :36-42
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