Title: Body size estimation in anorexia nervosa patients: the significance of overestimation
Authors: Probst, Michel ×
Vandereycken, Walter
Coppenolle, H V
Pieters, Guido #
Issue Date: Mar-1998
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Journal of Psychosomatic Research vol:44 issue:3-4 pages:451-6
Abstract: Using the video distortion method on a life-size screen, we have studied body size estimation in 100 female restricting anorexia nervosa patients. About half of the patients were accurate in estimating their own body dimensions and only 20% clearly showed overestimation. We then tested whether differences in accuracy of estimation were related to scores on the following questionnaires: Eating Disorder Inventory; Body Attitude Test; and Symptom Checklist (SCL-90). Overestimators reported a more negative body attitude and a more "neurotic profile" on the SCL-90. These differences might have both prognostic and therapeutic implications.
ISSN: 0022-3999
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Onderzoeksgroep psychodiagnostiek en psychopathologie (-)
Research Group for Adapted Physical Activity and Psychomotor Rehabilitation
University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Research Group Psychiatry
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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