Screening of eating disorders by using SCOFF questionnaire in diabetic male patients of District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan

Prevalence of eating disorders in diabetic patients

  • Jamshed Warsi Department of Physiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Paistan
  • Benazir Mahar Department of Physiology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Shafaq Ansari Department of Physiology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Tazeen Shah Department of Physiology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Keywords: Eating disorders, Diabetics, Diabetese, Anthropometric, Questionnaire

Abstract

Background: Eating disorders (EDs) are very common disorders in the society, nonetheless, underestimated. It is a group of heterogeneous diseases/disorders associated with abnormal eating habits/eating behaviours found in all ages, race and sexes, and are more common in females than males. EDs could possibly be more common in diabetic patients. This study aims to examine the prevalence of eating disorders (using SCOFF questionnaire) in diabetics type I/II and its association with anthropometric indices. Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted with the known cases of diabetes I or II. Subjects suffering from any other disease are excluded from the study. A self designed questionnaire indicating the anthropometric indices and a well-known SCOFF questionnaire for the purpose of screening of EDs was used. SPSS-21 was used to analyze the data. Fisher’s exact test was employed as an appropriate for qualitative data. Results: The overall prevalence of likelihood of EDs was reported highest (99%), the frequency of EDs in diabetic type II groups was 66.6% and Type I was 32.4% respectively, The prevalence of EDs was significantly more in type II (p=0.03) as compared to type I. Conclusion: High prevalence of eating disorders was observed in diabetics, more common in Type II diabetic patients. Non-significant fluctuated anthropometric indicators were seen in diabetics type I and II and patients with eating disorders.

Pak J Physiol 2020;16(2):41−4

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2020-06-23
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Warsi J, Mahar B, Ansari S, Shah T. Screening of eating disorders by using SCOFF questionnaire in diabetic male patients of District Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. PJP [Internet]. 23Jun.2020 [cited 4Dec.2020];16(2):41-4. Available from: http://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1208