Intrinsic Religiousness and Spiritual Well-Being as Predictors of Treatment Outcome Among Women with Eating Disorders
religiousness, spirituality, eating disorders, women, treatment
This study investigated the relationship of religious orientation, re- ligious affiliation, and spiritual well-being with treatment outcomes in an eating disorder inpatient treatment program. Participants were 251 women diagnosed with an eating disorder. Gain scores on the Eating Attitudes Test, Body Shape Questionnaire, Outcome Questionnaire 45.2, and therapist improvement ratings were used as outcome measures. Multiple regression analyses revealed that neither intrinsic religiousness nor religious affiliation were associ- ated with treatment outcomes. Pearson correlations revealed that improvements in spiritual well-being during treatment were sig- nificantly associated with positive gains in eating attitudes, less body shape concerns, and positive psychological and social functioning.
Original Publication Citation
Smith, F. T., Richards, P. S., Fischer, L., & Hardman, R. K. (2003). Intrinsic religiousness and spiritual well-being as predictors of treatment outcome among women with eating disorders. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 11, 15-26.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Faune Taylor; Hardman, Randy K.; Richards, P. Scott; and Fischer, Lane, "Intrinsic Religiousness and Spiritual Well-Being as Predictors of Treatment Outcome Among Women with Eating Disorders" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3859.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
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