European Journal of Behavioral Sciences
Year: 2018 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-9
The Role of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder in Disordered Eating Behaviors in Students of Sistan and Baluchestan University
Safoora Khoshdel Daryasari
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in disordered eating behaviors among students of Sistan and Baluchestan University. This descriptive- cross-sectional study was conducted on 564 students of Sistan and Baluchestan University who were selected by non-random sampling method. In total, 47 students with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder were diagnosed using diagnostic questionnaire of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Measurement tool was diagnostic questionnaire of Connor’s adult attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and Garner and Garfinkel’s eating attitude test. Data were analyzed by SPSS-23 using Pearson correlation and multiple regressions. The results indicate the positive role of hyperactivity in disordered eating attitudes and its relationship with bulimia nervosa and behaviors related with oral control. Also, self-concept problems in students with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder had a significant relationship with disordered food habits and predicted disordered eating attitudes. According to the results, it seems that students with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder are exposed to disordered eating behaviors, so further evaluations and studies and appropriate therapies to prevent subsequent problems such as educational problems and drug use and … are recommended.
Keywords:Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Disordered Eating Behaviors, Students