Utility of mood profiles in identifying risk of eating disorders among adolescent rowers

Terry, Peter C. and Galambos, S. A. (2004) Utility of mood profiles in identifying risk of eating disorders among adolescent rowers. In: 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference 2004, 29 Sept - 03 Oct 2004, Sydney, Australia.


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[Abstract]: The study assessed the utility of the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS) in discriminating between adolescent rowers who were at risk of developing eating disorders and those who were not. Adolescent rowers (N = 111) participating in scholastic rowing competitions completed the BRUMS, the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT) and the Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ). Risk was indicated by scores above 20 on the EAT or BSQ. Participants were grouped by gender (female = 48, male = 63) and risk status (at risk = 18, not at risk = 93). A 2 x 2 MANOVA of mood responses showed no interaction effect but significant main effects for gender and risk status. Scores for depression, confusion, tension and anger were significantly higher among those at risk. Discriminant function analysis showed that in 75.6% of cases, the risk status of participants was correctly classified from these four mood dimensions. Mood responses could better identify lack of risk than risk. Risk was associated with body shape perceptions rather than eating attitudes. Results were consistent with previous findings among elite rowers, suggesting that mood profiles may provide non-transparent indicators of risk of eating disorders at both junior and senior levels of the sport.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited according to Publisher's requirements: 'This is an electronic version of an article published in Katsikitis, Mary (Ed.) (2004). Proceedings of the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference (pp. 269-273). Melbourne, Australia: Australian Psychological Society. ISBN 0-909881-25-1.'
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008 05:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brunel Mood Scale; mood profiles; eating disorders; rowers; adolescent
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4411

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