Community norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire among cisgender gay men

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External Institution(s)

  • San Jose State University
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • Stanford University
  • Universidad Favaloro
  • Fundación Foro
  • Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-101
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Eating Disorders Review
Volume28
Issue number1
StatusPublished - Jan 1 2020
Peer-reviewedYes

Abstract

Objective: Prior norms of the Eating Disorders Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) among men have not considered sexual orientation. This study's objective was to assess EDE-Q community norms among cisgender gay men. Method: Participants were 978 self-identified cisgender gay men from The PRIDE Study recruited in 2018. Results: We present mean scores and standard deviations for the EDE-Q among cisgender gay men ages 18–82. Among cisgender gay men, 4.0% scored in the clinically significant range on the global score, 5.7% on the restraint, 2.1% on the eating concern, 10.5% on the weight concern, and 21.4% on the shape concern subscales of the EDE-Q. The global score as well as weight and shape concerns in a young adult subsample (18–26 years) from The PRIDE Study were higher than previously reported norms in young men (Lavender, 2010). Participants reported any occurrence (≥1/28 days) of dietary restraint (19.8%), objective binge episodes (10.9%), excessive exercise (10.1%), laxative misuse (1.1%), and self-induced vomiting (0.6%). Binge eating, excessive exercise, and self-induced vomiting in The PRIDE Study subsample were lower than previously reported in young men. Discussion: We provide EDE-Q norms among cisgender gay men, which should aid clinicians and researchers to interpret the EDE-Q scores of cisgender gay men.

    Research areas

  • body image, disordered eating, eating disorder, gay, homosexuality, norms, sexual minority

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APA

Nagata, J. M., Capriotti, M. R., Murray, S. B., Compte, E. J., Griffiths, S., Bibbins-Domingo, K., ... Lunn, M. R. (2020). Community norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire among cisgender gay men. European Eating Disorders Review, 28(1), 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.2708

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Nagata, JM, Capriotti, MR, Murray, SB, Compte, EJ, Griffiths, S, Bibbins-Domingo, K, Obedin-Maliver, J, Flentje, A, Lubensky, ME & Lunn, MR 2020, 'Community norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire among cisgender gay men', European Eating Disorders Review, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 92-101. https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.2708