Behavioral and psychological aspects of exercise across stages of eating disorder recovery

Anna M. Bardone-Cone, M. K. Higgins, Sara M. St. George, Ilyssa Rosenzweig, Lauren M. Schaefer, Ellen E. Fitzsimmons-Craft, Taylor M. Henning, Brittany F. Preston

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship between behavioral and psychological aspects of exercise and eating disorder recovery. Participants were categorized as having an eating disorder (n = 53), partially recovered (n = 15), fully recovered (n = 20), or non-eating disorder controls (n = 67). Groups did not differ significantly in time spent exercising, but did differ in exercise intensity, guilt-related exercise, obsessive exercise cognitions, and appearance/weight management and stress/mood management motivations for exercise. Results support the importance of measuring psychological aspects of exercise in particular across the course of an eating disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-439
Number of pages16
JournalEating Disorders
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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