Prevalence of disordered eating in adults with gastrointestinal disorders: A systematic review
Neurogastroenterology & Motility Oct 13, 2021
Peters JE, Basnayake C, Hebbard GS, et al. - Findings demonstrated a high prevalence of disordered eating among adult patients suffering from gastrointestinal illness, especially those with disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI).
In this systematic review, studies investigating disordered eating in adult patients with a primary gastrointestinal diagnosis were identified from MEDLINE, PubMed, and PsycInfo databases.
Eligible 17 studies were included which revealed that disordered eating prevalence ranged from 13–55%.
A higher prevalence was evident in patients with DGBI compared with those suffering from organic gastrointestinal disorders.
Female gender, younger age, gastrointestinal symptom severity, anxiety and depression, and lower quality of life were the factors that were related to disordered eating.
It is a challenge for clinicians to ascertain if a patient's primary underlying diagnosis is that of an eating disorder or gastroenterological disorder.
An unmet need to detect at-risk cases is still there, so that psychological intervention can be incorporated in the treatment strategy.
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