.. indulge in harmful or risky endeavors. Subjects: 80 female outpatients were tested. The average age of the subjects was 22.7. The ages ranged from approximately 15 to 29. 35 were identified as anorexic and 45 as bulimic.
Summary of Results:
A logical regression analysis was carried out based on the responses of the test subjects. The results were tabulated. The results of the statistical analysis measured …
… downwards. On the other hand, the most telling difference was between the control and impulsivity. Anorexic demonstrated high levels of control (negative) (71st percentile) than bulimic (41st percentile).
Pryor and Wiederman mention other studies where MPQ was used to study responses of patients of eating disorders that were cured, sisters of patients (for genetic versus behavioral factors) and for a control group. (Casper, 1990) All these groups …
… of women with good outcome from restricting anorexia nervosa. Psychosom Med, 52(2), 156-170.
Pryor, T., & Wiederman, M. W. (1996). Measurement of nonclinical personality characteristics of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. J Pers Assess, 67(2), 414-421.
Tellengen, A. (1982). Brief manual for the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.