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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 780-782


Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan

Misbah Waris, Kashmala Dawood, Tehreem Mukhtar, Rabiya Noor, Muhammad Salman Bashir.

Abstract
Objective: To attain the information of frequently increasing anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan.
Methodology: This study was a cross sectional survey conducted from January to August 2018 and included female students of University of Lahore, University of South Asia and Riphah International University, Lahore. Hostilities and day scholars at the age of 19 years to 30 years were included in the study. Students with rheumatoid arthritis, diagnosed psychological disorder and any other neurological disorder were excluded from the study. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used. Eating attitude test (EAT-26) was used to collect the data which comprised of 26 questions.
Results: The average age of the participants in the study was 22.212.356. Among them 42.59% were anorexic. In day scholars, 20.37% were anorexic and in hostilities, 22.22% were anorexic. In hostilities, 35.19% had no symptoms, 17.59% had mild symptoms, 4.32% had moderate symptoms and 0.31% had severe symptoms. In day scholars, 21.91% had no symptoms, 17.90% had mild symptoms, 2.47% had moderate symptoms while 0.31% had severe symptoms.
Conclusion: Most female university students at mean age of 22 had symptoms of anorexia nervosa. Its prevalence was high in hostilities as compared to day scholars.

Key words: Anorexia, amenorrhea, students, eating attitude scale.


 
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Waris M, Dawood K, Mukhtar T, Noor R, Bashir MS. Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 780-782.


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Waris M, Dawood K, Mukhtar T, Noor R, Bashir MS. Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=57203 [Access: December 18, 2020].


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Waris M, Dawood K, Mukhtar T, Noor R, Bashir MS. Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 780-782.



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Waris M, Dawood K, Mukhtar T, Noor R, Bashir MS. Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 18, 2020]; 45(4): 780-782.



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Waris, M., Dawood, . K., Mukhtar, . T., Noor, . R. & Bashir, . M. S. (2020) Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan. RMJ, 45 (4), 780-782.



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Waris, Misbah, Kashmala Dawood, Tehreem Mukhtar, Rabiya Noor, and Muhammad Salman Bashir. 2020. Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 780-782.



Chicago Style

Waris, Misbah, Kashmala Dawood, Tehreem Mukhtar, Rabiya Noor, and Muhammad Salman Bashir. "Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 780-782.



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Waris, Misbah, Kashmala Dawood, Tehreem Mukhtar, Rabiya Noor, and Muhammad Salman Bashir. "Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 45.4 (2020), 780-782. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Waris, M., Dawood, . K., Mukhtar, . T., Noor, . R. & Bashir, . M. S. (2020) Frequency of anorexia nervosa among female university students of Lahore, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 780-782.








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