The Relationship Between Sexual Violence and Disordered Eating

Dominique Bulgin, Angela Frederick Amar

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College women who experience sexual violence (SV) and disordered eating (DE) are at risk for comorbid mental health symptomology (depression, somatization) and risky health behaviors (dating status, alcohol use). The purpose of this study is to explore associations of coexisting sexual violence history and disordered eating with mental health and health behaviors in college women. This cross sectional descriptive study is a secondary analysis of survey data from college students from five universities (n = 2747). College women with both SV and DE were more likely to experience increased depressive and somatic symptoms and participate in risky health behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-500
Number of pages8
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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