EATING DISORDERS AND THEIR RISK FACTORS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW


EATING DISORDERS AND THEIR RISK FACTORS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW


Lívia Lócio Rosado de Oliveira¹*; William Barros Agrelli Girão2; Eduardo Tomilheiro de Farias3; Mateus Cotias Filizola4, Wirley Matias Alves Martins Duarte5; Edmundo de Oliveira Gaudêncio6

1Estudante do Curso de Medicina da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde,2, 3,4 Estudante do Curso de Medicina da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE; 5Estudante do Curso de Medicina da Universidade UFCG,  6Professor Associado II da Universidade Federal de Campina Grande


International Journal of Food and Nutrition Research

Introduction: Eating disorders are psychiatric disorders that lead to biopsychosocial impairment with high rates of morbidity and mortality in the population. The prevalence of eating disorders in college students is quite significant, especially in health and female courses, associated with poor diet, and the influence of the media on the perfect body, becoming a social problem and public health that should be addressed in the daily lives of health professionals.

Objectives: Analyze in literature the risk factors in college students for eating disorders.

Methodology: The research took place in the CAPES Periodicals, PubMed and VHL Regional Portal. Descriptors were the terms: “Eating Disorders and Food Intake”, “Risk Factors” and “Students”. Articles published between 2014 and 2018 were included. Results: Of the 3287 articles found, only eleven were included in the review. Evidence was found that eating disorders may result from personal body perception associated with poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption. It can be expressed through the personal need to satisfy the physical image with the psychological, almost always unreachable. Evidence was also found that eating disorders are associated with higher parental education, living in urban areas, eating outside the home and the first two years after college entry.

Conclusion: The literature on the interaction between eating disorders and risk factors is still incipient to the detriment of the complexity and scope of the phenomenon. It is also highlighted the need for further investigations on diagnostic and therapeutic teaching strategies of health professionals in order to reduce the morbidity arising from these events.


Keywords: Feeding and Eating Disorders, Risk Factors, Students.

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Lívia Lócio Rosado de Oliveira; William Barros Agrelli Girão; Eduardo Tomilheiro de Farias; Mateus Cotias Filizola, Wirley Matias Alves Martins Duarte; Edmundo de Oliveira Gaudêncio6 EATING DISORDERS AND THEIR RISK FACTORS IN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: AN INTEGRATIVE REVIEW. International Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 2020; 4:36. DOI:10.28933/ijfnr-2020-01-2005


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