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Eating disorder inventory in the assessment of psychosocial status in the obese patients prior to and at long-term following biliopancreatic diversion for obesity.

Authors
  • Adami, G F
  • Gandolfo, P
  • Campostano, A
  • Bauer, B
  • Cocchi, F
  • Scopinaro, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
The International journal of eating disorders
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1994
Volume
15
Issue
3
Pages
265–274
Identifiers
PMID: 8199607
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Psychological traits of obese patients, assessed with the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI), were compared to those of subjects in the long-term following biliopancreatic diversion for obesity (BPD), when body weight has been steadily normal for over 1 year and any preoccupation with dieting and weight has been completely abandoned. The overall results suggest that the stable body weight normalization on a completely free diet does confer considerable psychological benefit on obese individuals. On the basis of the EDI results, post-BPD subjects were divided into weight-preoccupied and not-weight-preoccupied individuals. In the not-weight-preoccupied subjects, the psychosocial status and emotional rectivity were closely similar to those observed in lean control persons, whereas the few weight-preoccupied subjects, in spite of completely normal body weight, showed residual body dissatisfaction and personality traits very similar to those of eating-disordered patients.

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