Disordered eating attitudes and behaviours in coeliac disease

Satherley, Rose-Marie (2017). Disordered eating attitudes and behaviours in coeliac disease. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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This thesis examines the relationship between coeliac disease (CD) and disordered eating attitudes and behaviours. The literature review describes the development of a theoretical model of disordered eating in CD that will be evaluated throughout this thesis. Chapter Three reports the results of a study that found a high prevalence of disordered eating in CD. Chapter Four reports the results of a qualitative study; participants in this study discussed an increased concern around food that affected their eating patterns. Chapter Five describes the development and validation of the CD Food Attitudes and Behaviours Scale (CD-FAB), which was designed to assess the increased food concerns reported in CD. Chapter Six reports the results of an online survey that explored the correlates of this tool; participants with increased food concerns were more psychologically distressed and had an impaired quality of life. Chapter Seven reports the results of a laboratory study that explored the relationship between food concerns, food intake and cognitive processes related to eating. Overall, this thesis provides novel experimental and theoretical insights into the relationship between CD and disordered eating. The findings have implications for the management and treatment of people with CD.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/7518


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