Bulimic weight-loss behaviors in military versus civilian weight- management programs

A. L. Peterson, G. W. Talcott, W. J. Kelleher, S. D. Smith

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This descriptive study evaluated the presence of bulimic weight-loss behaviors in individuals enrolled in: (1) a military weight-management program (N = 51); (2) a civilian weight-management program (N = 53); and (3) a comparison (military normal-weight) group (N = 51). A modified version of the Stanford Eating Disorders Questionnaire was administered to all subjects. The results indicated that the military weight-management program group reported that they engaged in bulimic weight-loss behaviors two to five times more often than the comparison group, and that they engaged in vomiting, strenuous exercise, or use of a sauna/steam room four times as often as the civilian weight-management program group. The results suggest that bulimic weight-loss behaviors may develop in individuals who feel extreme pressure to lose weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-620
Number of pages5
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume160
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Weight Loss
Weights and Measures
Steam Bath
Steam
Vomiting
Pressure

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Peterson, A. L., Talcott, G. W., Kelleher, W. J., & Smith, S. D. (1995). Bulimic weight-loss behaviors in military versus civilian weight- management programs. Military Medicine, 160(12), 616-620.

Bulimic weight-loss behaviors in military versus civilian weight- management programs. / Peterson, A. L.; Talcott, G. W.; Kelleher, W. J.; Smith, S. D.

In: Military Medicine, Vol. 160, No. 12, 01.01.1995, p. 616-620.

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Peterson, AL, Talcott, GW, Kelleher, WJ & Smith, SD 1995, 'Bulimic weight-loss behaviors in military versus civilian weight- management programs', Military Medicine, vol. 160, no. 12, pp. 616-620.
Peterson AL, Talcott GW, Kelleher WJ, Smith SD. Bulimic weight-loss behaviors in military versus civilian weight- management programs. Military Medicine. 1995 Jan 1;160(12):616-620.
Peterson, A. L. ; Talcott, G. W. ; Kelleher, W. J. ; Smith, S. D. / Bulimic weight-loss behaviors in military versus civilian weight- management programs. In: Military Medicine. 1995 ; Vol. 160, No. 12. pp. 616-620.
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