Explore the Level of Binge Eating and Related Factors Among Overweight Adults in Southern Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303935
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Explore the Level of Binge Eating and Related Factors Among Overweight Adults in Southern Taiwan
Author(s):
Wu, Ya-ke; Liu, Yi
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Ya-ke Wu, MSN, RN, accord6711@gmail.com; Yi Liu, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: Binge eating is a common eating disorder in overweight people (over 40%). Binge eating might cause serious obesity and psychological disturbances. Studies have shown that weight-related stigma, BMI, age, and dieting experience are related to binge eating. In Taiwan, the ratio of overweight people is the highest among Asia countries. However, research related to the behavior of binge eating among overweight adult in Taiwan was scarce. This study was to investigate the level of binge eating and the related factors among overweight adults in southern Taiwan.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional, questionnaire survey study with a convenience sampling method. The level of binge eating was measured using binge eating scale. A total of 141 participants completed the questionnaires.

Results: The study result showed that 19.9 % participants had experienced binge eating. However, the average level of binge eating was low. The participants of female, BMI≧30 kg/m2,unemployed, no income, having dieting experience, having taken weight loss measures in addition to dieting had a higher level of binge eating score. The level of weight- related stigma and monthly income were significant explaining factors of binge eating.

Conclusion: The low level of binge eating score in this study might be attributed to that the original cut points were developed based on western society. There is a need to build appropriate cut points of binge eating scale for Taiwanese overweight people. Health care providers should aware the occurrence of binge eating among overweight people and the influence of weight- related stigma and low income on overweight people’s binge eating behaviors.

Keywords:
southern Taiwan; binge eating; overweight
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExplore the Level of Binge Eating and Related Factors Among Overweight Adults in Southern Taiwanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWu, Ya-keen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsYa-ke Wu, MSN, RN, accord6711@gmail.com; Yi Liu, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303935-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013, Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Binge eating is a common eating disorder in overweight people (over 40%). Binge eating might cause serious obesity and psychological disturbances. Studies have shown that weight-related stigma, BMI, age, and dieting experience are related to binge eating. In Taiwan, the ratio of overweight people is the highest among Asia countries. However, research related to the behavior of binge eating among overweight adult in Taiwan was scarce. This study was to investigate the level of binge eating and the related factors among overweight adults in southern Taiwan. <p><b>Methods: </b>This was a cross-sectional, questionnaire survey study with a convenience sampling method. The level of binge eating was measured using binge eating scale. A total of 141 participants completed the questionnaires. <p><b>Results: </b>The study result showed that 19.9 % participants had experienced binge eating. However, the average level of binge eating was low. The participants of female, BMI≧30 kg/m<sup>2</sup>,unemployed, no income, having dieting experience, having taken weight loss measures in addition to dieting had a higher level of binge eating score. The level of weight- related stigma and monthly income were significant explaining factors of binge eating. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The low level of binge eating score in this study might be attributed to that the original cut points were developed based on western society. There is a need to build appropriate cut points of binge eating scale for Taiwanese overweight people. Health care providers should aware the occurrence of binge eating among overweight people and the influence of weight- related stigma and low income on overweight people’s binge eating behaviors.en_GB
dc.subjectsouthern Taiwanen_GB
dc.subjectbinge eatingen_GB
dc.subjectoverweighten_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:11Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:11Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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