Event Title

Anorexia Nervosa and Other Eating Disorders

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

9-4-2012 1:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 2:30 PM

Student's Major

Health Science

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Amy Hedman

Mentor's Department

Health Science

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

I care about the eating disorder problem because there are a good number of people who don't know that they have eating disorder tendencies. People go on with their daily lives being cautious of what they eat, eat much they eat, and having a low self-esteem based on their image. Not many know that 90-95% of adolescent females are diagnosed with anorexia or another eating disorder. The top country of moralities from eating disorders is our own country, the United States of America. This is a large conflict that can be reduced by informing communities with the causes, effects, symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders.

I started this activity by researching articles and medical websites and tying papers about my findings. Methods that I used were creating a survey of questions directed to students at MSU taking a health class. The survey questions were based on eating habits and general eating disorders of college students.

From the articles that I read, some of the major findings were, Caucasian males and African American females are having increased rates of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. I am still yet to receive result from the surveys from the students enrolled in health courses.

The expected larger implications of my findings are for people to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and using the treatments to attend to them as soon as possible.

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:30 PM

Anorexia Nervosa and Other Eating Disorders

CSU Ballroom

I care about the eating disorder problem because there are a good number of people who don't know that they have eating disorder tendencies. People go on with their daily lives being cautious of what they eat, eat much they eat, and having a low self-esteem based on their image. Not many know that 90-95% of adolescent females are diagnosed with anorexia or another eating disorder. The top country of moralities from eating disorders is our own country, the United States of America. This is a large conflict that can be reduced by informing communities with the causes, effects, symptoms, and treatment of eating disorders.

I started this activity by researching articles and medical websites and tying papers about my findings. Methods that I used were creating a survey of questions directed to students at MSU taking a health class. The survey questions were based on eating habits and general eating disorders of college students.

From the articles that I read, some of the major findings were, Caucasian males and African American females are having increased rates of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. I am still yet to receive result from the surveys from the students enrolled in health courses.

The expected larger implications of my findings are for people to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and using the treatments to attend to them as soon as possible.

Recommended Citation

Momoh, Kennyeh. "Anorexia Nervosa and Other Eating Disorders." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/poster-session-B/56