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Quality of life as a vulnerability and recovery factor in eating disorders: a community-based study

Mitchison, Deborah; Dawson, Lisa; Hand, Lucy; Mond, Jonathan; Hay, Phillipa


BACKGROUND Emerging evidence suggests that changes in quality of life (QoL) predicts later changes in eating disorder (ED) symptoms. The objective of this study was to explore individual sufferers' perspectives on the influence of QoL on the onset, maintenance, and/or remission of ED symptoms. METHOD 19 women from the community with a history of eating disorders (n = 13 currently symptomatic; n = 6 recovered) were interviewed about their observations on the relationship between QoL and ED...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-10-11
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/s12888-016-1033-0
Access Rights: Open Access


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