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dc.contributor.authorWhatnall, Megan-
dc.contributor.authorSkinner, Janelle-
dc.contributor.authorVerdejo-Garcia, Antonio-
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Adrian-
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Robyn M-
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Zane B-
dc.contributor.authorDayas, Chris V-
dc.contributor.authorHardman, Charlotte A-
dc.contributor.authorLoxton, Natalie-
dc.contributor.authorSumithran, Priya-
dc.contributor.authorBurrows, Tracy-
dc.identifier.citationBehavioral Sciences 2021; 11(5): 60en
dc.description.abstractThe symptoms of addictive eating are often debated, with some overlap in symptoms with substance addictions or other disorders such as binge eating disorder. This study explored the levels of agreement with symptoms of addictive eating among different health professions, the conditions they provide advice for, and the population group/s they work with. An online cross-sectional survey was conducted in February-April 2020 including 142 health professionals (87% female, 65% residing in Australia, 28% each working in private practice/hospital settings). Of these, 47% were dietitians, 20% psychologists/psychotherapists/counsellors, 16% other health practitioners (e.g., social workers), 13% health researchers, and 5% medical professionals. Agreement with 11 statements relating to addictive eating symptoms was assessed on a scale of 1/strongly disagree to 5/strongly agree (e.g., certain foods produce physiological effects in the brain rewards system). Differences in agreement by health profession were assessed by one-way analysis of variance. There were significant differences in agreement with individual statements between health professions. Psychologists, psychotherapists, and counsellors reported lower agreement to statements relating to physiological effects in the reward system, withdrawal symptoms, and over-eating to alleviate stress/anxiety, than other professions (p < 0.05). Those providing advice for disordered eating only reported lower agreement across statements compared with those providing advice for overweight/obesity or both (p < 0.001). There were minimal differences based on the population group/s that health professionals work with. There is some agreement among health professionals regarding addictive eating symptoms, however, this differs by profession and the conditions they treat. This study provides a novel perspective on health professionals' views on addictive eating symptoms, and there is a need for more research to explore the concepts further.en
dc.subjectaddictive eatingen
dc.subjectfood addictionen
dc.subjecthealth professionalen
dc.titleSymptoms of Addictive Eating: What Do Different Health Professions Think?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleBehavioral Sciencesen
dc.identifier.affiliationHunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationSchool of Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacy, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationCentre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationMedicine (University of Melbourne)en
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Psychology, Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZA, UKen
dc.identifier.affiliationSchool of Health Sciences, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationPriority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationTurner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationFlorey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationMonash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and Department of Physiology, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australiaen
dc.identifier.affiliationSchool of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD 4122, Australiaen
dc.identifier.pubmedid33925846, Priya
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