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Associations between eating disorder diagnoses, behaviors, and menstrual dysfunction in a clinical sample

Martini, MG; Solmi, F; Krug, I; Karwautz, AFK; Wagner, G; Fernandez-Aranda, F; Treasure, J; (2016) Associations between eating disorder diagnoses, behaviors, and menstrual dysfunction in a clinical sample. Archives of Women's Mental Health , 19 (3) pp. 553-557. 10.1007/s00737-015-0576-2. Green open access

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Abstract

We explored associations between lifetime eating disorder (ED) diagnoses and behaviors and menstrual dysfunction using logistic regression models. Body mass index (BMI) fully explained differences in the odds of secondary amenorrhea (SA) across diagnoses. Women with dieting behaviors had borderline significantly higher odds of SA than those without after accounting for BMI. We suggest the presence of a strong association between BMI and SA and that dieting might represent a risk factor for SA regardless of BMI and ED diagnosis.

Type: Article
Title: Associations between eating disorder diagnoses, behaviors, and menstrual dysfunction in a clinical sample
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00737-015-0576-2
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-015-0576-2
Language: English
Additional information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.​1007/​s00737-015-0576-2.
Keywords: Eating disorders, Amenorrhea, Menstrual dysfunctions, Body mass index, Dieting
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471374
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