Study of the factors that influence eating attitude in cystic fibrosis patients

R. Pescini, A. Marchesi, L. Romano, R. Casciaro, L. Minicucci, R. Bonelll, L. Di febbraro, B. Tubino, C. Romano

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Abstract

Psychosocial factors may play an important role in CF malnutrition. In our study, 67 CF patients (31 females, 36 males, aged 10 to 32 years) were evaluated by Ch-EAT questionnaire. Average Ch-EAT score in the series was 7.6; the average score in females was higher than the average score of males (9.5 and 5.9, respectively). In our series, 5 patients (3 females, 2 males) had a Ch-EAT score higher than 20, ranking in the anorexia nervosa range; another 8 patients (6 females, 2 males) had a Ch-EAT score between 15 and 20, definable as borderline. These 13 patients were evaluated by Anxiety Scale Questionnaire (ASQ) and a multifactorial test of self-esteem (in italian TMA). No correlation between ASQ and subtest VI (body area) of TMA was observed in males; the subtest VI score was always negative independently by ASQ score. In the 9 females, a high ASQ score (Sten >8) was observed in 7/7 (100%) patients with low self-esteem. A normal self-esteem (Sten ≤7) was associated with a positive score to subtest VI of TMA (sufficient self-esteem in body area) in the other 2 patients. Statistical analysis (Pearson's r-test) showed that the correlation was highly significant (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-183
Number of pages2
JournalGenetic Counseling
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)

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