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An investigation of the characteristics of muscle dysmorphia in a non-clinical population of adult male weight lifters in Australia
PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
  • Johanna Elizabeth Nieuwoudt, Southern Cross University
Document Type
Thesis
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Abstract
This thesis investigated the characteristics of muscle dysmorphia (MD) among adult weight lifters in Australia. Results of Study 1 (N = 48) indicated low inter-rater reliability for the proposed MD criteria, and that MD represented a syndrome of frequently co-occurring symptoms.Results of Study 2 (N = 648) indicated participants were at risk of having MD (17%), body dysmorphic disorder (10.6%), and eating disorders (33.8%). Evidence was provided for the comorbidity of, and symptomatic similarities between, symptoms of MD and body dysmorphic disorder, and symptoms of MD and eating disorders.
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Nieuwoudt, JE 2014, 'An investigation of the characteristics of muscle dysmorphia in a non-clinical population of adult male weight lifters in Australia', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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