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The prevalence of eating disorders within female active duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers.

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  • Author(s): Quesenberry HA
  • Source:
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) 1996; MSN 58 p-58 p. (1p)
  • Publication Type:
    Masters Thesis - research
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      United States Air Force Nurse Corps
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      This research study investigated the prevalence of eating disorders with a specific population of active duty female Air Force Nurse Corps officers. The eating disorders investigated included Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified. The sampling technique was a convenience sample at a large tertiary Air Force medical treatment facility. The total number of research volunteers sampled was 300 with a response rate of 175 (58%). An instrument previously used in a study of eating disorders among Navy personnel was modified to fit the Air Force culture. This questionnaire measured five components: physiological, professional, psycho social, historical and military culture. This was a descriptive study utilizing percentages, frequencies, and standard deviations. The findings, when compared to similar lay populations, were not statistically significant. Less than 1% of respondents reported behaviors consistent with Anorexia Nervosa. One percent noted bulimic or binge eating behaviors. Approximately 4 15% of the study group reported eating behavior disorders not otherwise specified. In summary, for this sample of active duty female Air Force nurses, there was no statistical difference when compared to the lay population with respect to the prevalence of eating disorders. However, within the military culture and with its emphasis upon readiness, these numbers may hold clinical significance. For example, within a small readiness team composed of multi tasked health care providers, one member who may have an eating disorder can compromise the mission effectiveness.
    • Accession Number:
      Order Info: 1391258
    • Publication Date:
      20000201
    • Publication Date:
      20150923
    • Accession Number:
      109874050
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      QUESENBERRY HA. The prevalence of eating disorders within female active duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers. 1996. MSN - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), [s. l.], 1996. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109874050. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Quesenberry HA. The prevalence of eating disorders within female active duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers. Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers. January 1996:58 p. Accessed December 5, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109874050
    • APA:
      Quesenberry HA. (1996). The prevalence of eating disorders within female active duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers [MSN, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS)]. In Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers (p. 58 p).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Quesenberry HA. 1996. “The Prevalence of Eating Disorders within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers.” Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers. MSN, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109874050.
    • Harvard:
      Quesenberry HA (1996) The prevalence of eating disorders within female active duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers, Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers. MSN. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109874050 (Accessed: 5 December 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Quesenberry HA 1996, ‘The prevalence of eating disorders within female active duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers’, MSN thesis, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers, p. 58 p, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Quesenberry HA. “The Prevalence of Eating Disorders within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers.” Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Jan. 1996, p. 58 p. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109874050.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Quesenberry HA. “The Prevalence of Eating Disorders within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers.” Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers. MSN, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), 1996. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109874050.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Quesenberry HA. The prevalence of eating disorders within female active duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers [Internet] [MSN]. Prevalence of Eating Disorders Within Female Active Duty Air Force Nurse Corps Officers. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS); 1996 [cited 2020 Dec 5]. p. 58 p. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=109874050