Article

A descriptive study of eating disturbances in a French university student population: the EAT-26 utility

Citation

Boujut E & Dombrowski SU (2011) A descriptive study of eating disturbances in a French university student population: the EAT-26 utility. Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy, 14 (4), pp. 3-9. http://jep.ro/2011

Abstract
University students are a population at risk of developing eating disorders, especially when they arrive at university. During this period of developmental and educational transition, medical examination is mandatory in France giving the opportunity of screening for these disorders. However, physicians and nurses administering these screens refrain using tools with psychometric properties. EAT-26 was administered to 1096 first year university students during the medical check and socio-demographic variables were measured. The results showed that the EAT-26 is an effective tool to describe the prevalence of eating disorders in a non-clinical population and at identifying profiles of students at risk according to demographic characteristics.

Keywords
eating disturbances; anorexia nervosa; bulimia

Journal
Journal of Experiential Psychotherapy: Volume 14, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2011
PublisherRomanian Society of Experiential Psychotherapy (RSEP Institute)
Publisher URLhttp://jep.ro/2011
ISSN1453-634X