Portions of this paper were presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Cambridge, MA, October, 2010.
Topical Section: Perspectives on Treatment
Does the overvaluation of shape and weight predict initial symptom severity or treatment outcome among patients with binge eating disorder?†
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 45, Issue 4, pages 603–608, May 2012
How to Cite
Ojserkis, R., Sysko, R., Goldfein, J. A. and Devlin, M. J. (2012), Does the overvaluation of shape and weight predict initial symptom severity or treatment outcome among patients with binge eating disorder?. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 45: 603–608. doi: 10.1002/eat.20981
- Issue published online: 6 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 OCT 2011
- National Institute of Mental Health. Grant Numbers: MH54612, DK088532-01A1
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive
- binge eating disorder;
- shape and weight concern;
To examine whether overvaluation of shape and weight is associated with initial symptom severity or treatment outcome among patients with binge eating disorder (BED).
Patients with BED (n = 116) completed assessments at baseline and treatment termination, including the Eating Disorder Examination (EDE) and self-report measures of eating-related cognitions and behaviors, depression, and self-esteem. Clinical overvaluation was determined by EDE.
The clinical overvaluation group demonstrated significantly higher pre-treatment scores on measures of depression, behavioral and cognitive aspects of binge eating, and eating-related psychopathology, and lower self-esteem scores than individuals without overvaluation. At treatment termination, patients with overvaluation continued to display elevated scores on measures of binge eating severity at a trend level.
Overvaluation of shape and weight was associated with symptom severity in patients with BED, but additional research is needed to determine whether this construct holds clinically useful predictive validity for treatment outcome. © 2012 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Int J Eat Disord 2012)