Disordered eating among adolescents whose parents misuse alcohol: Protective and risk factors

Joseph M. Chandy, Linda Harris, Robert W Blum, Michael D. Resnick

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Abstract

Studies show that children of alcoholics constitute an at-risk population. This study attempted to understand the impact of parental alcohol misuse on the disordered eating behaviors of children, based on a sample of 838 teenagers from alcohol-misusing parents in Minnesota. These teenagers had significantly higher prevalence rates of all the seven eating disordered symptoms that were studied. The study also identified a few protective factors: those who did not develop any of the disordered eating symptoms were more satisfied with their present weight and proud of their body. Further, they had less worry of being sexually abused and perceived that their schools were relatively alcohol-free.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-516
Number of pages12
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Children of alcoholics
  • Eating disorders
  • Parental alcohol misuse
  • Protective factors
  • Resiliency

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Disordered eating among adolescents whose parents misuse alcohol : Protective and risk factors. / Chandy, Joseph M.; Harris, Linda; Blum, Robert W; Resnick, Michael D.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 29, No. 4, 1994, p. 505-516.

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Chandy, Joseph M. ; Harris, Linda ; Blum, Robert W ; Resnick, Michael D. / Disordered eating among adolescents whose parents misuse alcohol : Protective and risk factors. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 1994 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 505-516.
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