Investigating Vulnerability for Developing Eating Disorders in a Multi-Confessional Lebanese Sample

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601884
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Investigating Vulnerability for Developing Eating Disorders in a Multi-Confessional Lebanese Sample
Other Titles:
Issues Related to Eating Habits and Disorders [Session]
Author(s):
Doumit, Rita; Khazen, Georges; Katsounari, Ioanna; Kazandjian, Chant; Long, JoAnn D.; Zeeni, Nadine
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Chi Iota
Author Details:
Rita Doumit, rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb; Georges Khazen; Ioanna Katsounari; Chant Kazandjian, RN; JoAnn D. Long, RN, NEA-BC; Nadine Zeeni
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: The present study aimed to examine the vulnerability to eating disorders (ED) among 949 Lebanese female young adults as well as its association with stress, anxiety, depression, body image dissatisfaction (BID), dysfunctional eating, body mass index, religious affiliation (being Christian, Muslim or Druze), religiosity and activity level. Methods: A descriptive, correlational cross-sectional design was used. A total of 949'female college students (18-25 year-old)'completed a self-reported survey in fall 2013 at the Lebanese American University which accommodates the cultural and religious diversity of the country. Results: Results showed that anxiety had the greatest effect on increasing the predisposition to ED, followed by stress level, BID, depression and restrained eating. Being Christian was found to significantly decrease the vulnerability to developing an ED.' Furthermore, the interaction of anxiety with intrinsic religiosity was found to have a protective role on reducing ED. Conclusion: The current study adds to the body of literature about ED by identifying the major factors that are linked to ED vulnerability in female young adults. Particularly, the present results emphasize a buffering role of intrinsic religiosity against anxiety and ED vulnerability.
Keywords:
vulnerability to eating disorders; anxiety; religiosity
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15C15
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleInvestigating Vulnerability for Developing Eating Disorders in a Multi-Confessional Lebanese Sampleen
dc.title.alternativeIssues Related to Eating Habits and Disorders [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorDoumit, Ritaen
dc.contributor.authorKhazen, Georgesen
dc.contributor.authorKatsounari, Ioannaen
dc.contributor.authorKazandjian, Chanten
dc.contributor.authorLong, JoAnn D.en
dc.contributor.authorZeeni, Nadineen
dc.contributor.departmentChi Iotaen
dc.author.detailsRita Doumit, rita.doumit@lau.edu.lb; Georges Khazen; Ioanna Katsounari; Chant Kazandjian, RN; JoAnn D. Long, RN, NEA-BC; Nadine Zeenien
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601884-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 24, 2015: Purpose: The present study aimed to examine the vulnerability to eating disorders (ED) among 949 Lebanese female young adults as well as its association with stress, anxiety, depression, body image dissatisfaction (BID), dysfunctional eating, body mass index, religious affiliation (being Christian, Muslim or Druze), religiosity and activity level. Methods: A descriptive, correlational cross-sectional design was used. A total of 949'female college students (18-25 year-old)'completed a self-reported survey in fall 2013 at the Lebanese American University which accommodates the cultural and religious diversity of the country. Results: Results showed that anxiety had the greatest effect on increasing the predisposition to ED, followed by stress level, BID, depression and restrained eating. Being Christian was found to significantly decrease the vulnerability to developing an ED.' Furthermore, the interaction of anxiety with intrinsic religiosity was found to have a protective role on reducing ED. Conclusion: The current study adds to the body of literature about ED by identifying the major factors that are linked to ED vulnerability in female young adults. Particularly, the present results emphasize a buffering role of intrinsic religiosity against anxiety and ED vulnerability.en
dc.subjectvulnerability to eating disordersen
dc.subjectanxietyen
dc.subjectreligiosityen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:58:07Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:58:07Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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