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Restraint and eating concern in North European and East Asian women with and without eating disorders in Australia and Singapore

Soh, Nerissa Li-Wey; Touyz, Stephen W; Dobbins, Timothy; Surgenor, Lois J; Clarke, Simon; Kohn, Michael R; Lee, Ee Lian; Leow, Vincent; Rieger, Elizabeth; Ung, Ken Eng Khean; Walter, Garry

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Objective: To investigate eating disorder psychopathology, restraint and eating concern in young women with and without an eating disorder from two different ethnic groups in Australia and Singapore. Method: The relationship of Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire Global, Restraint and Eating Concern scores to cultural orientation and sociocultural factors was analysed in 154 women with and without an eating disorder. Participants were from the following backgrounds: North European...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSoh, Nerissa Li-Wey
dc.contributor.authorTouyz, Stephen W
dc.contributor.authorDobbins, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorSurgenor, Lois J
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Simon
dc.contributor.authorKohn, Michael R
dc.contributor.authorLee, Ee Lian
dc.contributor.authorLeow, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorRieger, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorUng, Ken Eng Khean
dc.contributor.authorWalter, Garry
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:14:26Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-8674
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/17417
dc.description.abstractObjective: To investigate eating disorder psychopathology, restraint and eating concern in young women with and without an eating disorder from two different ethnic groups in Australia and Singapore. Method: The relationship of Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire Global, Restraint and Eating Concern scores to cultural orientation and sociocultural factors was analysed in 154 women with and without an eating disorder. Participants were from the following backgrounds: North European Australian, East Asian Australian, Singaporean Chinese and North European expatriates in Singapore. Results: Women with eating disorders had similar psychopathology across the cultural groups. Among controls, Singaporean Chinese reported significantly greater overall eating disorder psychopathology than other cultural groups and greater restraint than North European Australians/ expatriates. Eating concern was not associated with cultural group overall or acculturation to Western culture. Dissatisfaction with family functioning, socioeconomic status and education level were not significantly associated with any of the eating disorder measures. Conclusion: In eating disorder psychopathology, the specific symptom of eating concern may transcend cultural influences.
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.sourceAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
dc.subjectKeywords: adolescent; adult; anorexia nervosa; article; Asian; Australia; bulimia; Caucasian; Chinese; controlled study; cultural factor; eating disorder; education; ethnic difference; family life; feeding behavior; female; human; life satisfaction; major clinical Acculturation; Asian continental ancestry group; Cross-cultural comparison; Eating disorders; European continental ancestry group
dc.titleRestraint and eating concern in North European and East Asian women with and without eating disorders in Australia and Singapore
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume41
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor111104 - Public Nutrition Intervention
local.identifier.absfor170105 - Gender Psychology
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5139959xPUB1
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSoh, Nerissa Li-Wey, Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service
local.contributor.affiliationTouyz, Stephen W, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationDobbins, Timothy A, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationSurgenor, Lois J, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationClarke, Simon, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationKohn, Michael R, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationLee, Ee Lian, Singapore General Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationLeow, Vincent, no formal affiliation
local.contributor.affiliationRieger, Elizabeth, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationUng, Ken Eng Khean, Adam Road Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationWalter, Garry, University of Sydney
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage536
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage545
local.identifier.doi10.1080/00048670701332318
local.identifier.absseo920507 - Women's Health
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T07:28:41Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-34249305493
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