Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Anuska Ghatak, Kshirabdhi Tanaya, Manisha Prahraj, susmita Sahu,Anindita Jana, Bratati Dey,

Adolescent’s Perception on anorexia nervosa: A descriptive study

Kshirabdhi Tanaya, Manisha Prahraj, susmita Sahu,Anindita Jana, Bratati Dey, Anuska Ghatak

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 3834-3840

Background: Eating disorders are type of psychiatry disorder. When Persons are havingabnormal features ofeating habits that badly affects physical or mental health. Anorexia Nervosa is a eating disorder that is characterized by restrictions of eating which leads to abnormal weight loss and having fear of obesity or increasing body weight. It isakind of self-starvation due to presence of eating disorder which leads to restriction in eating and other abnormal behaviors that prevents a person to gain his/her weight. In comparison to male, females are more affected with this disorder. Higher number of girls is affected with common psychological problems like anxiety, sleeping disorder, depression, tension, and eating disorders. Studies have shown that most common   psychological disorders among adolescent is anorexia nervosa.
Objectives: To evaluate the level ofknowledge regarding anorexia nervosa, to determine the association between the knowledge ofanorexia nervosa among the adolescent girls with selected demographic variables.
Methods: A descriptive survey design and purposive sampling technique was used for selecting the sample. Total 370numbers of samples(Adolescent girls 16-19yrs) were taken from different selected colleges, Bhubaneswar. Collected data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics.