Physical activity in female inpatient with longstanding eating disorders
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There are more clinical opinions than empirical knowledge regarding physical activity of patients seeking treatment for longstanding eating disorders. The aim of this dissertation was therefore to examine different aspects of physical activity among inpatients with longstanding eating disorders a) compared to non-clinical controls, and b) prospective during an inpatient treatment period. Discussion and conclusions: The underreporting of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity indicates a need for objective assessment of the amount of physical activity. The importance of exercise as an affect regulator, and not only a weight regulator, calls for a wider approach and understanding of the mechanism and function of physical activity in the patients with longstanding eating disorders in general, and in excessive exercising patients in particular.Paper I: Bratland-Sanda S, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rø Ø, Rosenvinge JH, Hoffart A, Martinsen EW. “I’m not physically active – I only go for walks”: Physical activity in longstanding eating disorders. Int J Eat Disord 2010 43:88-92Paper II: Tatt ut av filen i Brage p.g.a. copyright-restriksjoner. / Not in the file in Brage because of copyright issues.Paper III: Tatt ut av filen i Brage p.g.a. copyright-restriksjoner. / Not in the file in Brage because of copyright issues.Paper IV: Bratland-Sanda S, Sundgot-Borgen J, Rosenvinge JH, Rø Ø, Hoffart A, Martinsen EW: Physical activity and exercise dependence during inpatient treatment of longstanding eating disorders: an exploratory study of excessive and non-excessive exercisers. Int J Eat Disord. Published online October 16th 2009. http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgibin/ fulltext/122653306/PDFSTART
Avhandling (doktorgrad) – Norges idrettshøgskole, 2010.