Journal of Eating Disorders is the first open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing leading research in the science and clinical practice of eating disorders.
- Phillipa Hay, University of Western Sydney
- Stephen Touyz, University of Sydney
- Jeremy Freeman, University of Sydney
While it has been shown that the Eating Disorder Examination -Questionnaire (EDE-Q) is a reliable measure of eating disorder (ED) attitudes and behavior in women, very little is known about whether it is reliable for men. We examined EDE-Q test re-test reliability over a one week period for male and female undergraduate students. Test re-test reliability for ED attitudes was acceptable for both men and women, but lower for ED behaviors, especially for men. The EDE-Q appears to be a reliable instrument for assessing ED attitudes in both male and female undergraduate students, but is less reliable for assessing ED behaviors, particularly in men.
Research articleIn bulimia nervosa (BN) we know that treatments like cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) are effective because they have been tested in clinical trials. However, trials don't tell us whether patients receiving these evidence-based treatments (ESTs) feel they have benefited more than those who receive other treatments. We asked 98 people with a history of BN what they thought about their treatment. About half the participants had received an EST. Those who received a specific type of CBT (CBT-BN) seemed to do better than those who had more generic CBT. However, people who received an EST didn't do better overall than those who had other treatments.
Research articleTeens are known to abuse readily accessible over-the-counter (OTC) diet pills and laxatives in dangerous attempts to lose weight. Our question was: are clinicians are picking up the warning signs, e.g., dehydration, of abuse? Using data from over 53,000 adolescents we found 130 (0.2% of sample) at some point had one or more suspicious medical problems, but with only four (3.1%) of them was there any note of the clinician discussing possible abuse. Clinicians are missing a critical opportunity to identify youth who may be using such OTC products for weight control.
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2013 Editor’s Prize winners announced
The winner of the Journal of Eating Disorders award of Best Article by a Senior Author Advancing the Field of Eating Disorders 2013, was won by Professor Tracey Wade for her paper “The role of perfectionism in body dissatisfaction” (Wade T & Tiggemann M, Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:2).
The award of Journal of Eating Disorders Best Article by a Young Author Advancing the Field of Eating Disorders 2013, was won by Kristy Zwickert for her paper “Stigmatizing attitudes towards individuals with anorexia nervosa: an investigation of attribution theory” (Zwickert K & Rieger E, Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:5).
These inaugural awards of the Journal of Eating Disorders (JoED), sponsored by Ramsay Mental Health, were awarded to the two most meritorious articles that were accepted for publication up to 30 June 2013. Articles were assessed also for findings that are likely to have broad (global) impact in reducing the community and personal burden of eating disorders.
Prize winners were notified in August 2013 and announced during the Editors’ meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, on 17 September 2013.
Inquires or queries about these prizes should be sent to Mr Jeremy Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Selection Committee and Adjudicators were the Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors of JoED, and editors who had a conflict of interest with the shortlist of papers were excluded from judging.
Journal of Eating Disorders and Ramsay Mental Health
This is a benevolent activity by Ramsay Mental Health to support publications and dissemination of research in the area of eating disorders. The prize is administered by the Managing Editor of JoED, Mr Jeremy Freeman, and is a framed certificate and cash prize sponsored by Ramsay Mental Health.
Professor Hay is Foundation Chair of Mental Health at the University of Western Sydney, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at James Cook University, and Senior Consultant in Psychiatry at Campbelltown Hospital. She is a graduate of Otago University, Dunedin NZ, (MBChB, MD) and the University of Oxford, UK (DPhil).
Professor Touyz, PhD., FAED is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. He is also the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders. He has been the professor responsible for the clinical psychology postgraduate training programme at the University of Sydney since 1996.
Volume 1 Suppl 1 (14 November 2013)
Proceedings of the 2013 Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) Conference. Inspiring Change: Person and Context
Melbourne, Australia. 23-24 August 2013