Epidemiological Studies of Eating Disorders in Gifted Dance Students(1st Year)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Science Council, Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00173173
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2003
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

This is the first-year part of a two-phase prospective study. The aims of the study are to investigate the prevalence rate of eating disorders in Taiwan, it's correlated psychosocial risk factors and establish the validity index of BITE. The study subjects consist of Taiwanese gifted dance high school students and age, sex, school-matched ordinary class students. All students completed questionnaires(Eating Altitude Test(EAT-26), Bulimic Investigatory Test, Ediburgh (BITE), Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ), Physical Appearance Related Teasing Scale, Pubertal Develoment Scale, and Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS) at first phase. All subjects who are above threshold (EAT-26 score≧20 and BMI≦17.5m2; the symptom scale score of BITE≧15 and/or severity scale≧5),and 10% of the sub-threshold cases need to receive second-phase interview by two senior psychiatrists. The contents of interview included SCID-IP, and risk factors assessment for eating disorders. The known risk factors included both personal factors (history of obesity, psychiatric, menstruation, teasing, or sexual or physical abuse, etc.) as well as family factors (parental problems, history of obesity, dieting, psychiatric illness etc.).

Statistical analyses were conducted using SPSS 10.0 for Windows/PC. Categorical data were analyzed by nonparametric test (Chi-square test). ANOVA or Student’s t-test was used for continuous data analyses. Reliability is assessed by internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Inter-rater reliability was assessed by Kappa statistics. The sensitivity and specificity for eating disorders were calculated for individual screening instrument.ROC analyses were undertaken to evaluate the overall performance of the BITE +/- EAT in detecting eating disorder cases. Regression analysis was applied to determine predictors of disordered eating or eating disorder status. A value of P< 0.05 was considered statistically significant.


Condition
Eating Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Epidemiological Studies of Eating Disorders in Gifted Dance Students and Ordinary High School Students:Prevalence Rate, Risk Factors and 1-Year Outcome (1st Year).

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Further study details as provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 2200
Study Start Date: August 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2004
Detailed Description:

This is the first-year part of a two-phase prospective study. The aims of this study are to investigate the prevalence rate of eating disorders in Taiwan, it's correlated psychosocial risk factors and establish the validity index of BITE. The study subjects consist of Taiwanese gifted dance high school students and comparable ordinary class students. Parental informed consent for nonpartipation was delivered 3 days before study started.All students completed questionnaires(Eating Altitude Test (EAT-26), Bulimic Investigatory Test, Ediburgh (BITE), Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ), Physical Appearance Related Teasing Scale, Pubertal Develoment Scale, and Brief Symptom Rating Scale (BSRS) at first phase. All subjects who are above threshold (EAT-26 score≧20 and BMI≦17.5Kg/m2; the symptom scale score of BITE≧15 and/or severity scale≧5),and 10% of the sub-threshold cases need to receive second-phase interview by two senior psychiatrists. The contents of interview included SCID-IP, and risk factors assessment for eating disorders. The known risk factors included both personal factors (history of obesity, psychiatric, menstruation, teasing, or sexual or physical abuse, etc.) as well as family factors (parental problems, history of obesity, dieting, psychiatric illness etc.).

Statistical analyses were conducted using SPSS 10.0 for Windows/PC. Categorical data were analyzed by nonparametric test (Chi-square test). ANOVA or Student’s t-test was used for continuous data analyses. Reliability is assessed by internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Inter-rater reliability was assessed by Kappa statistics. The sensitivity and specificity for eating disorders were calculated for individual screening instrument.ROC analyses were undertaken to evaluate the overall performance of the BITE +/- EAT in detecting eating disorder cases. Regression analysis was applied to determine predictors of disordered eating or eating disorder status. A value of P< 0.05 was considered statistically significant.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • gifted dance students and ordinary high school students .

Exclusion Criteria:

-

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00173173

Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
National Science Council, Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mei-Chih Tseng, MD National Taiwan Univetsity Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00173173     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700424, NSC-92-2314-B-002-293, NSC-91-2413-H-134-021
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 12, 2005
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Gifted dance students
eating disorders
prevalence
risk factors
BITE

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease
Eating Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 18, 2014