Mindfulness moderates the relationship between emotional eating and body mass index in a sample of people with cystic fibrosis.

Egan, Helen, Keyte, R, Nash, E F, Barrett, J, Regan, A and Mantzios, M (2020) Mindfulness moderates the relationship between emotional eating and body mass index in a sample of people with cystic fibrosis. Eating and weight disorders : EWD. ISSN 1590-1262. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

PURPOSE

Self-regulation in eating is significant for enhancing life expectancy of people with cystic fibrosis (CF), but research with this population is scarce.

METHODS

In a cross-sectional study, adults with CF completed a number of psychometric scales exploring typical eating behaviours that may increase calorific intake including motivations to eat palatable foods and scales that may be associated with decreased calorific intake: mindfulness, mindful eating and self-compassion.

RESULTS

Findings suggested that motivations to eat palatable foods and eating behaviours correlate with higher BMI, while mindfulness, mindful eating and self-compassion did not reach significance. Mindfulness and mindful eating moderated the relationship between emotional eating and BMI, while self-compassion did not moderate this relationship.

CONCLUSIONS

There is a need to develop healthy and effective means of enhancing calorific intake, where this is indicated, adapting mindful eating principles to focus on increasing both self-regulation and pleasure in eating while reducing emotional eating may be one means of doing this.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

Level V, cross-sectional descriptive study.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WI Digestive system. Gastroenterology
WLM Psychology
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Gastroentrology
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 15:21
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2020 15:21
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3350

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