USF-LVHN SELECT

Title

Eating Disorder Symptomatology Among Adolescents Presenting for Bariatric Surgery Candidacy: Examining Differences by Sex and Racial Minority Status.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Research on adolescent bariatric surgery candidates is limited by insufficient inclusion of ethnic minorities and males, and lack of consideration of the full spectrum of disordered eating behaviors (i.e., restriction, compensatory behaviors [e.g., purging], overeating/binge eating behaviors).

OBJECTIVES: The current study investigated differences in the full range of disordered eating behaviors across sex and ethnicity among adolescents seeking bariatric surgery.

SETTING: Teaching hospital, United States.

METHODS: Data were collected using retrospective chart review of 79 adolescent bariatric surgery candidates (59% female, 46.8% Hispanic, M

RESULTS: Approximately 33% of study participants met self-reported criteria for an eating disorder, with 35% endorsing binge eating behaviors and 50% endorsing compensatory behaviors. Few differences in behavior frequencies were observed across sex or racial/ethnic status.

CONCLUSIONS: Findings underscore the importance of assessing the full spectrum of disordered eating behaviors among adolescent bariatric surgery candidates.

Volume

31

Issue

12

First Page

5295

Last Page

5302

ISSN

1708-0428

Disciplines

Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

34599727

Department(s)

USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students

Document Type

Article

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