Detection of Eating Disorders Risks among 12th Grade Students

Olga Fokina, Anželika Vaivodiša, Liāna Deklava

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Abstract

The attitude to the healthy eating and eating habits takes its roots in the family. When becoming a grown-up, a person prefers eating the favoriteand habitual food.It depends only on a person’s own choice to observe the basic laws of the healthy eating and keeping to them and in this way to support own health. As opposed to healthy, balanced, diversified, regular and sufficient amount of food there are the strategies that can cause eating disorders if to follow them. Among such disorders might be neurotic anorexia, neurotic bulimia, compulsive overeating and other unspecified eating disorders. The prevalence of eating disorders nowadays is connected with the influence of increased stress, an enlarged information load, an awareness of modernbeauty standards as a result, eating disorders risks are increasing. Prompt information and provision of knowledge for teachers, parents and students on eating disorders prevalence, manifestation and the importance of timely recognition for successful treatment is the most important element of preventive measures. The topicality of the research on eating disorders among students is justified by the fact that the early detection of students’ eating disorders can promote timely recognition of the problem andthe beginning of treatment reducing serious physical and psychological complications and even fatal cases. The primary goal of this research was to find out eating disorders risks among the 12thgrade students. The second goal was to determine eating disorders risks among the 12thgrade students due to the gender differences of students.To gain the results of the research the quantitative research methodwith the research tool –EAT-26 test (Garneret al.,1982) was used. Two hundreds of the 12thgrade students were involved into the research as respondents. The results of the survey show that the 5thpart of the respondents have got eating disorders risks indicators. There are statistically significant differences between men and women (р<0.001)
Translated title of the contributionDetection of Eating Disorders Risks among 12th Grade Students
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)217-227
JournalSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020
EventSociety. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība - Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 22 May 202023 May 2020
http://journals.rta.lv/index.php/SIE/issue/viewIssue/141/534

Keywords

  • eating disorders, gender differences
  • anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code

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