The association of chronic physical illness and eating attitudes in school-aged children: A secondary analysis based on a community survey of the epidemiology and risk factors for eating and mood disorders in children.

Jacqueline C. Kierulf
Children with chronic physical illness have twice the risk of psychosocial maladjustment as healthy children. One specific aspect of mental functioning is abnormal eating attitudes, hypothesized to be an early stage of an eating disorder. To date, there has been no study of the association of a variety of physical chronic illnesses with a specific psychiatric syndrome in a diagnostically heterogeneous population, comparing chronically ill children with healthy children. This study examined the association between...
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