Tomotake, Masahito Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Okura, Masao Department of Human Development, School of Human Life Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University
Taniguchi, Takahide Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Ishimoto, Yasuhito Department of Neuropsychiatry, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
cognitive behavior therapy
This study focused on the relation of irrational beliefs and Body Mass Index(BMI) to inappropriate eating attitudes in Japanese college women. A total of 110 nonclinical subjects completed the Japanese Irrational Belief Test (JIBT) and the Japanese version of the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT). The JIBT subscale of ‘self expectation’ had significant positive correlations with the EAT total score and the subscales of ‘obsession with eating’,‘dieting’ and ‘obese-phobia’. The JIBT subscale of ‘dependence’ had a significant positive correlation with the EAT subscale of ‘obsession with eating’. BMI score showed significant positive correlations with the EAT total score and the subscales of ‘dieting’ and ‘obesephobia’.The present results suggest that characteristic irrational beliefs are associated with inappropriate eating attitudes, suggesting that clarifying and then modifying their rationality may be a useful method of preventive intervention in nonclinical young women with eating problems.
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
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