Reference : Eine Pilotstudie zur Spezifität der Körperbildstörung für Anorexia nervosa
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
Eine Pilotstudie zur Spezifität der Körperbildstörung für Anorexia nervosa
Rost, Silke mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Sarrar, Lea []
Schneider, Nora []
Klenk, Vera []
Staab, Doris []
Pfeiffer, Ernst []
Lehmkuhl, Ulrike []
Jaite, Charlotte []
Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
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[en] anorexia nervosa ; adolescence ; body image disturbance
[en] Objective: Body image disturbance (BID) is a central feature of anorexia nervosa (AN), but evidence for bodily-related disorders also exists for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), who are frequently underweight. A comparison of BID in patients with AN, CF and controls serves to clarify the specificity of BID for AN. Method: 22 patients with AN, 10 patients with CF, and 23 controls were tested with regard to perceptual and cognitive-affective components of BID. Further data concerning eating-disorder-related psychopathology were assessed. Results: BID occurred in all patients with AN. Patients with CF perceived themselves as thinner than the controls did, and three of them exhibited BID. Patients with AN and CF did not differ regarding body satisfaction, and only controls showed higher satisfaction than patients with CF. Patients with AN and CF differed on desire for thinness, dissatisfaction with their body, and interoceptive awareness, with higher scores occurring in patients with AN. Conclusions: Our pilot study reveals no severe psychopathology concerning body image in patients with CF. However, we did observe a general body dissatisfaction among these patients, probably associated with their being underweight. BID still seems to be a central diagnostic criterion for AN and should be carefully considered during therapeutic interventions.

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