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dc.contributor.authorMiles, Stephanie-
dc.contributor.authorNedeljkovic, Maja-
dc.contributor.authorPhillipou, Andrea-
dc.identifier.citationEating Disorders 2023-11-02; 31(6)en_US
dc.description.abstractCognitive inflexibility, clinical perfectionism, and eating disorder (ED)-specific rumination are common characteristics reported in anorexia nervosa (AN) and may contribute to the maintenance of the illness. It is suggested that clinical perfectionism and rumination may mediate the relationship between cognitive flexibility and AN pathology; however, research to date has not investigated all these factors together. The aim of the current study was to explore the relationships between these factors and how they may relate to ED symptoms in AN. Participants included 15 women with a current diagnosis of AN, 12 women who had a past diagnosis of AN and were currently weight-restored, and 15 healthy controls (HCs). The results revealed that participants with both acute and weight-restored AN self-reported poorer cognitive flexibility than HCs, but the groups did not differ in performance on objective assessments of cognitive flexibility. Participants with AN also reported significantly greater clinical perfectionism and ED-specific rumination than HC. A parallel mediation analysis found that ED-specific rumination mediated the relationship between subjective cognitive flexibility and ED symptoms. Further, subjective cognitive flexibility directly influenced ED symptoms. However, the mediation model was not significant for objective cognitive flexibility. The findings of this study have implications for potential treatment barriers and factors which might contribute to the risk of relapse.en_US
dc.titleInvestigating differences in cognitive flexibility, clinical perfectionism, and eating disorder-specific rumination across anorexia nervosa illness states.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleEating Disordersen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationCentre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationCentre for Mental Health & Brain Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.en_US
dc.identifier.affiliationOrygen, Melbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Psychological Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.en_US
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Mental Health, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.identifier.affiliationMental Healthen_US
dc.description.endpage22-, Andrea-
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