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Nutritional behaviors and perception of disease in patients with bulimia: a pilot study

Anna Mosiołek, Dorota Mamczak
Psychiatria 2018;15(4):206-210.

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Vol 15, No 4 (2018)
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Published online: 2018-11-27

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Bulimia is one of the most common eating disorders. It is estimated that 1 to 4% of the population suffers from it. In bulimia comes to consuming a large amount of food in a short time. Attacks appear with varying frequency. After attacks compensatory behavior occurs – attempts to get rid of the food consumed in order not to gain weight. The purpose of the study was to determine the incidence of various diet-related behaviors and to gather information on the perception of the disease and its impact on life. 16 women over 18 years old diagnosed with bulimia took part in a research. The autor’s questionnaire consisting of 28 multiple choice questions regarding bahaviors related to nutrition and perception of bulimia was used in the study. Results: Bulimia has significant influence on relations, social life and quality of life of the respondents. The examinated patients showed a large variety of nutrition related behaviors. This suggest that individual approach should be used with patients suffering from bulimia. In addition to therapeutic activities a dietitian should be consulted.

Abstract

Bulimia is one of the most common eating disorders. It is estimated that 1 to 4% of the population suffers from it. In bulimia comes to consuming a large amount of food in a short time. Attacks appear with varying frequency. After attacks compensatory behavior occurs – attempts to get rid of the food consumed in order not to gain weight. The purpose of the study was to determine the incidence of various diet-related behaviors and to gather information on the perception of the disease and its impact on life. 16 women over 18 years old diagnosed with bulimia took part in a research. The autor’s questionnaire consisting of 28 multiple choice questions regarding bahaviors related to nutrition and perception of bulimia was used in the study. Results: Bulimia has significant influence on relations, social life and quality of life of the respondents. The examinated patients showed a large variety of nutrition related behaviors. This suggest that individual approach should be used with patients suffering from bulimia. In addition to therapeutic activities a dietitian should be consulted.
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Keywords

bulimia, dietetics, nutrition

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Title

Nutritional behaviors and perception of disease in patients with bulimia: a pilot study

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 15, No 4 (2018)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

206-210

Published online

2018-11-27

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Psychiatria 2018;15(4):206-210.

Keywords

bulimia
dietetics
nutrition

Authors

Anna Mosiołek
Dorota Mamczak

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