EFFECTIVENESS OF NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION IN PATIENTS WITH ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA NERVOSA
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2007;57(Special issue 3A):3–5
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Eating disorders have recently become a very popular disease. They can have many causes, yet the predisposing factor is very often an inappropriate slimming diet resulting from a lack of knowledge concerning nutrition. There are very few studies on the level of knowledge among people suffering from eating disorders. The existing data on nutritional education among these patients is highly insufficient. The aim of the present work was to carry out a programme to disseminate knowledge on nutrition among patients suffering from eating disorders and to assess the effectiveness of the programme. The knowledge as regards nutrition among patients with anorexia increased by 23%, an increase of 18% was observed in the case of patients with bulimia and the control group showed a 21% increase in knowledge concerning this matter.
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