The Relationship Between Weight Restoration and Maturity Fears in Women with Anorexica Nervosa
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Graduate School of Professional Psychology
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Maturity fears ; Diagnosis; Quantitative Research; Weight restoration ; Anorexia nervosa
High maturity fears predict poor treatment outcomes in women with anorexia nervosa (AN). The purpose of this study was to determine if weight gain predicts decreases in maturity fears (MF) for AN patients. Fifty-six patients in an eating disorders partial hospitalization program were administered a series of psychological tests at intake and discharge. R2 values indicate that percent change in weight restoration will not accurately forecast the change in MF scores, although a positive trend was identified between the two variables. The weak predictive relationship suggests that weight restoration alone is not adequate to address the psychological components of AN.
Sidon, Maia Selinger, "The Relationship Between Weight Restoration and Maturity Fears in Women with Anorexica Nervosa" (2012). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 161.