Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome in treatment of eating disorders.

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  • Author(s): Vrieze, Allison. Azusa Pacific University, Psychology, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 80(6-B)(E), 2019.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
  • Language:
    English
  • Document Type:
    Dissertation
  • Publication Type:
    Dissertation Abstract
  • Additional Information
    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4217 (Print)
    • ISBN:
      978-0438824775
    • Keywords:
      alexithymia, eating disorders, treatment outcomes, risk factors
    • Abstract:
      This study investigated whether alexithymia was associated with treatment outcome of individuals with eating disorders. Participants included 53 female patients who met DSM-IV criteria for either anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. Alexithymia was measured using the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), and treatment outcome was measured using the Eating Disorder Risk Composite of the Eating Disorder Inventory (EDI-3). Results indicated a significant relationship between alexithymia at admission and eating disorder symptomatology post-treatment. Additionally, a significant relationship was found between levels of alexithymia at admit and post-treatment eating disorder pathology among individuals with anorexia nervosa. These results suggest higher levels of alexithymia among individuals with anorexia nervosa pose a risk to successful reduction of eating disorder symptoms in treatment. Limitations of the study and future research suggestions are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI10933472
      OpenURL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&res_dat=xri:pqm&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:10933472
      Advisor(s): Samuel M. Girguis
      Degree: Psy.D., 2018
      Institution: Azusa Pacific University
      Department: Psychology
    • Subject Terms:
    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
      Psychometrics & Statistics & Methodology (2200)
    • Population:
      Human
      Female
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
    • Physical Description:
      Electronic
    • Publication Date:
      20190808
    • Accession Number:
      2019-41128-014
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VRIEZE, A. Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome in treatment of eating disorders. 2019. ProQuest Information & Learning, [s. l.], 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-41128-014. Acesso em: 28 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Vrieze A. Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome in treatment of eating disorders. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. 2019;80(6-B(E)). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-41128-014. Accessed February 28, 2020.
    • APA:
      Vrieze, A. (2019). Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome in treatment of eating disorders [ProQuest Information & Learning]. In Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering (Vol. 80, Issue 6–B(E)).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Vrieze, Allison. 2019. “Alexithymia as a Predictor of Outcome in Treatment of Eating Disorders.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-41128-014.
    • Harvard:
      Vrieze, A. (2019) Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome in treatment of eating disorders, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-41128-014 (Accessed: 28 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Vrieze, A 2019, ‘Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome in treatment of eating disorders’, ProQuest Information & Learning, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 80, no. 6–B(E), viewed 28 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Vrieze, Allison. “Alexithymia as a Predictor of Outcome in Treatment of Eating Disorders.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, vol. 80, no. 6–B(E), ProQuest Information & Learning, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-41128-014.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Vrieze, Allison. “Alexithymia as a Predictor of Outcome in Treatment of Eating Disorders.” Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-41128-014.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Vrieze A. Alexithymia as a predictor of outcome in treatment of eating disorders [Internet]. Vol. 80, Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. ProQuest Information & Learning; 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 28]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=psyh&AN=2019-41128-014