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Comparison of habitual runners and anorexia nervosa patients.

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Powers, PS; Schocken, DD; Boyd, FR
Published in: Int J Eat Disord
March 1998

UNLABELLED: Psychological and physiological similarities have been proposed between habitual runners and anorexia nervosa patients. METHOD: Twenty male runners, 20 female runners, and 17 anorexia nervosa patients were evaluated using several psychological measures (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Leyton Obsessional Inventory, and three measures of body image) and physiological measures (physical examination, anthropometric assessment, and exercise treadmill tests). RESULTS: Anorexia nervosa patients had significantly more evidence of psychopathology on all the psychological measures than either group of runners. There were suggestive similarities between female runners and anorexics on some of the body image tests. Fat content was in the normal range for both groups of runners and low in the anorexia nervosa group. Abnormalities were seen on the treadmill tests in all three groups, but there were no statistically significant differences. CONCLUSION: Despite hypothetical similarities, this study found that anorexia nervosa patients and habitual runners have few similar psychological or physiological features.

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Int J Eat Disord

DOI

ISSN

0276-3478

Publication Date

March 1998

Volume

23

Issue

2

Start / End Page

133 / 143

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Running
  • Physical Fitness
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Florida
  • Female
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Body Image
  • Body Composition
  • Anorexia Nervosa
 

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Powers, P. S., Schocken, D. D., & Boyd, F. R. (1998). Comparison of habitual runners and anorexia nervosa patients. Int J Eat Disord, 23(2), 133–143. https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1098-108x(199803)23:2<133::aid-eat3>3.0.co;2-l
Powers, P. S., D. D. Schocken, and F. R. Boyd. “Comparison of habitual runners and anorexia nervosa patients.Int J Eat Disord 23, no. 2 (March 1998): 133–43. https://doi.org/10.1002/(sici)1098-108x(199803)23:2<133::aid-eat3>3.0.co;2-l.
Powers PS, Schocken DD, Boyd FR. Comparison of habitual runners and anorexia nervosa patients. Int J Eat Disord. 1998 Mar;23(2):133–43.
Powers, P. S., et al. “Comparison of habitual runners and anorexia nervosa patients.Int J Eat Disord, vol. 23, no. 2, Mar. 1998, pp. 133–43. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/(sici)1098-108x(199803)23:2<133::aid-eat3>3.0.co;2-l.
Powers PS, Schocken DD, Boyd FR. Comparison of habitual runners and anorexia nervosa patients. Int J Eat Disord. 1998 Mar;23(2):133–143.
Journal cover image

Published In

Int J Eat Disord

DOI

ISSN

0276-3478

Publication Date

March 1998

Volume

23

Issue

2

Start / End Page

133 / 143

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Running
  • Physical Fitness
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Florida
  • Female
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Body Image
  • Body Composition
  • Anorexia Nervosa