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Monitoring eating and activity: Links with disordered eating, compulsive exercise and general wellbeing among young adults

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posted on 01.10.2018, 12:47 by Carolyn PlateauCarolyn Plateau, Sarah Bone, Emily Lanning, Caroline Meyer
To explore the relationships between the use of food intake and activity monitoring tools with compulsive exercise, eating psychopathology and psychological wellbeing. Methods: Participants (N = 352; mean age 21.90 years) indicated their use of activity and food intake monitoring tools, and completed the Compulsive Exercise Test (CET), Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS). Results: Users of monitoring tools reported significantly higher CET and EDE-Q scores than non-users. Positive associations were detected between the frequency of activity monitoring tool use with CET and EDE-Q scores. Participants who reported using monitoring tools primarily to manage weight and shape reported higher levels of eating and compulsive exercise psychopathology than those who reported using tools to improve health and fitness. Discussion: Features of compulsive exercise and eating psychopathology are elevated among users of food intake and activity monitoring tools; and particularly among those who report using the tools for weight and shape purposes. Longitudinal and experimental research is needed to further our understanding of these observed associations, and specifically to explore the prospective relationships between monitoring tool use, eating psychopathology and compulsive exercise.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

International Journal of Eating Disorders

Volume

51

Issue

11

Pages

1270-1276

Citation

PLATEAU, C.R. ... et al., 2018. Monitoring eating and activity: Links with disordered eating, compulsive exercise and general wellbeing among young adults. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(11), pp. 1270-1276.

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© Wiley

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: PLATEAU, C.R. ... et al., 2018. Monitoring eating and activity: Links with disordered eating, compulsive exercise and general wellbeing among young adults. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51(11), pp. 1270-1276, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22966. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions

Acceptance date

19/09/2018

Publication date

2018-12-03

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

0276-3478

Language

en