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Personality and self-concept in subgroups of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa

Fäldt Ciccolo, Erica LU and Johnsson, Per LU (2002) In Social Behavior and Personality 30(4). p.347-357
Abstract
The question of subgroups in eating disorders was addressed in this study. According to the DSM-IV manual, the two subtypes for anorexia nervosa are restricting and binge-eating/purging. For bulimia nervosa, the subtypes are purging and non-purging. An attempt was made here to examine alternative ways to create meaningful subgroups in the eating disordered patient group. A cluster analysis was performed in a group of 52 female patients (AN = 21, BN = 31). Fifty-five undergraduate students served as a control group. Three self report instruments were used: the Eating Disorder Inventory-2, Karolinska Scale of Personality, and Tennessee Self Concept Scale.

The results reveal three different groups of patients. Factors like poor... (More)
The question of subgroups in eating disorders was addressed in this study. According to the DSM-IV manual, the two subtypes for anorexia nervosa are restricting and binge-eating/purging. For bulimia nervosa, the subtypes are purging and non-purging. An attempt was made here to examine alternative ways to create meaningful subgroups in the eating disordered patient group. A cluster analysis was performed in a group of 52 female patients (AN = 21, BN = 31). Fifty-five undergraduate students served as a control group. Three self report instruments were used: the Eating Disorder Inventory-2, Karolinska Scale of Personality, and Tennessee Self Concept Scale.

The results reveal three different groups of patients. Factors like poor interoceptive ability and high degree of somatization differentiate between the groups, and contribute to severity of pathology, as well as to lower levels of self concept. (Less)
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anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, subgroups, personality, self-concept, Eating Disorder Inventory, Karolinska Scales of Personality, Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, somatization, severity, pathology
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Social Behavior and Personality
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30
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4
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347 - 357
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Society for Personality Research (Inc.)
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0301-2212
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10.2224/sbp.2002.30.4.347
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  title        = {Personality and self-concept in subgroups of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa},
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