Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Zhiping Yu, PhD, RDN, LDN

Faculty Sponsor College

Brooks College of Health

Faculty Sponsor Department

Nutrition & Dietetics

Location

SOARS Virtual Conference

Presentation Website

https://unfsoars.domains.unf.edu/orthorexia-nervosa-in-college-students-eating-disorder-history-gender-and-dieting-behaviors/

Keywords

SOARS (Conference) (2020 : University of North Florida) -- Posters; University of North Florida. Office of Undergraduate Research; University of North Florida. Graduate School; College students – Research -- Florida – Jacksonville -- Posters; University of North Florida – Undergraduates -- Research -- Posters; University of North Florida. Department of Department of Nutrition and Dietetics-- Research -- Posters; Health Services -- Research – Posters

Abstract

Objective: College students are at higher risk for the development of orthorexia nervosa (ON), a term used to describe the pathological obsession with healthy eating. This study aimed to assess how the factors of eating disorder (ED) history, gender, and dieting behaviors affect the ON in this population.

Methods: Students 18 years or older in a southeastern university were invited to take an online survey. Survey questions include Bratman Orthorexia Test (BOT), Eating Attitude Test-26 (EAT-26) and participant characteristics.

Results: 411 students (ages 18-65, BMI 15.1-55.5, female 75.2%, white 75.6%, graduate students 16.1%) have completed the survey. Comparing to students without ED history, students with ED history had higher ON risk (5.6 vs. 4.3, p

Conclusion: Understanding the characteristics associated with ON among college students would be important for assessment, prevention and treatment of ON and ED in this population.

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Apr 8th, 12:00 AM Apr 8th, 12:00 AM

Orthorexia Nervosa in College Students: Eating Disorder History, Gender, and Dieting Behaviors

SOARS Virtual Conference

Objective: College students are at higher risk for the development of orthorexia nervosa (ON), a term used to describe the pathological obsession with healthy eating. This study aimed to assess how the factors of eating disorder (ED) history, gender, and dieting behaviors affect the ON in this population.

Methods: Students 18 years or older in a southeastern university were invited to take an online survey. Survey questions include Bratman Orthorexia Test (BOT), Eating Attitude Test-26 (EAT-26) and participant characteristics.

Results: 411 students (ages 18-65, BMI 15.1-55.5, female 75.2%, white 75.6%, graduate students 16.1%) have completed the survey. Comparing to students without ED history, students with ED history had higher ON risk (5.6 vs. 4.3, p

Conclusion: Understanding the characteristics associated with ON among college students would be important for assessment, prevention and treatment of ON and ED in this population.

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