The inter-generational transmission of eating disorders.
Source: European Eating Disorders Review 6(4):238-254.
Abstract: This study was conducted to determine inter-generational transmission of eating disorders. Questionnaires were used to draw information about eating behavior of the nursery –school children and the eating attitudes and management style of their primary caregiver. The eating behavior scores on BITE and EAT-26 were compared for children with caregivers with abnormal eating attitudes with that of a control group drawn from the same population. Food refusal correlated with the management style of mealtimes in the presence of eating disorders in caregiver and food fussiness was found to be relatively stable across groups. Hence it was concluded that food refusal and food fussiness are different behaviors and not part of the same behavior. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom