Utilization of a Self‐Adjusting Light Beam in the Objective Assessment of Body Distortion in Seven Eating Disorder Groups
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Seven eating disorder groups were assessed via a self‐adjustable light beam for levels of body image distortion at seven body sites. Groups were catego‐ rized on the basis of present weight, past history of lowest weight, and pur‐ gative activity. The normal weight purging group had significantly higher body distortion levels on three body sites when compared to other clinical groups and control subjects. Results are discussed with regard to research in‐ dicating that body size distortion may not be specific to traditional anorexic categories.
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International Journal of Eating Disorders, v. 5, issue 1, p. 113-120
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Thompson, Joel K.; Berland, Nancy W.; Linton, Patrick H.; and Weinsier, Ronald, "Utilization of a Self‐Adjusting Light Beam in the Objective Assessment of Body Distortion in Seven Eating Disorder Groups" (1986). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2083.