Incidence of eating disorders among aerobic instructors in South Florida
Master of Science (MS)
Dietetics and Nutrition
First Advisor's Name
Fatma G. Huffman
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Incidence of eating disorders among aerobic instructors in South Florida was studied. One hundred and three aerobic instructors participated in the study (14 males and 89 females). A 40-item questionnaire used to identify eating disorder behaviors and attitudes was completed by the subjects. Subjects were divided into groups based on gender and number of aerobic classes taught per week. Findings indicated that the incidence of anorexia was higher among aerobic instructors from South Florida (1 in 17) than in the general population. Increased number of classes taught per week was associated with an increased prevalence of eating disorder behaviors. Eating disorder “self-descriptors” were also reported more frequently by aerobic instructors who taught 10 or more classes per week. No significant differences were found among genders in reporting of eating disorder behaviors and attitudes.
Habert, Kathleen Ann, "Incidence of eating disorders among aerobic instructors in South Florida" (1996). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3970.
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