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Perfectionism in Eating Disorders: Are Long-Term Outcomes Influenced by Extent and Changeability in Initial Perfectionism?
Lund University, Sweden;Kalmar County Council, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4811-2090
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Kalmar County Council, Sweden.
Red Cross University College, Sweden.
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2018 (English)In: Journal for Person-Oriented Research, ISSN 2002-0244, Vol. 4, no 1, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Perfectionism has been found to predict outcomes in the treatment of eating disorders (ED). In the present study, we took advantage of longitudinal data to:a) investigate whether thereare different patterns of perfectionism during the first six months after admission in a clinical sample of patients with ED, and b) describe how these patterns are related to long-term outcome.

Methods: A sample of patients (N=294) fromthe Coordinated Evaluation and Research at Specialized Units for Eating Disorders database was divided into clusters according to perfectionism patterns measured with the EDI-2 perfectionism scale at baseline, and six months in treatment. Cluster analysis was performed on the extent and perseverance/changeability of self-oriented and socially described perfectionism. Outcome was measured with the EDI-2 and the SCL-63. Frequencies of eating disorder diagnoses were investigated.

Results: Five clusters were identified. Low perfectionism was associated with lower levels of ED and psychiatric symptomatology at baseline. There were nosignificant differences between clusters on outcome variables at 36-month follow-up.

Conclusions: Results indicated better psychiatric and psychological health three years after the initial measure. Patterns of relations between the extent and possible changes of perfectionism, measured with the EDI-P at baseline and after six months, did not appear to be associated with long-term outcomes on psychiatric health ratings.

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Scandinavian Society for Person-Oriented Research , 2018. Vol. 4, no 1, p. 1-14
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Perfectionism, Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder Inventory, Long term study, Cluster analysis
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Psychology
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Social Sciences, Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-91408DOI: 10.17505/jpor.2018.01OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-91408DiVA, id: diva2:1389340
Available from: 2020-01-29 Created: 2020-01-29 Last updated: 2020-01-31Bibliographically approved

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