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Int J Eat Disord. 2009 Mar;42(2):179-87. doi: 10.1002/eat.20602.

Health-related quality of life and eating disorders: a review and update.

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  • 1Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. sengel@nrifargo.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this article is to provide a narrative review of empirical studies related to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and eating disorders and to report recent changes in the measurement of HRQOL in eating disorders.

METHOD:

Twenty-five articles of central importance to the topic were identified in a systematic search of six databases. All articles were selected based on a consensus relevancy rating process. Key themes were extracted from the articles and validated by all authors.

RESULTS:

We identify six themes in the extant empirical literature.

DISCUSSION:

We discuss these six themes and review them in light of the fact that they are identified in studies using only generic measures of HRQOL. Four recently developed disease-specific HRQOL measures specific to patients with eating disorder are discussed.

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