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  • Kaarela, Jenni (Helsingfors universitet, 2016)
    Goals. The purpose of this study is to look at the association between binge eating disorder and functional impairment. Binge eating disorder is the most prevalent eating disorder and a new addition to the DSM 5. Functional impairment is an important factor in determining the damage caused by mental health disorders. Is there functional impairment in binge eating disorder and how much was examined in this study. The effect of sociodemographic factors (age, sex, work status and marital status) on the risk of binge eating disorder and the effect of sociodemographic factors and age of onset on the functional impairment caused by binge eating disorder were subsequently examined. Methods. The data was derived from the Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys, which is freely available and includes the prevalences and correlates of mental health disorders. The diagnosis of binge eating disorder was defined by the DSM-IV criteria based CIDI-interview. Functional impairment was measured by modified WHODAS-II-questionnaire and SDS-questionnaire meant specifically for the measurement of eating disorders. The association of sociodemographic factors and binge eating disorder was examined using the logistic regression. The association of sociodemographic factors and age of onset and the functional impairment caused by binge eating disorder was examined using the ordinal regression. Results and conclusions. There was functional impairment in binge eating disorder compared to general population but this functional impairment was mild. The disorder was more common in women, it affected people in every age category but not the older age cohorts and it was not linked to marital status. However it was associated to unemployment. The functional impairment caused by binge eating disorder was only explained by unemployment in the area of work and education. Otherwise, age, sex, age of onset and marital status was not associated to the functional impairment caused by binge eating disorder. The functional impairment present in binge eating disorder seems to be caused by other factors than sociodemographic factors or age of onset. The potential candidates might be other coexisting psychopathology.