Project/scholarship details

  • Funder

    FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

  • Funder's country


  • Funding program


  • Funding amount

    135,300.00 €

  • Start date

    Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 WEST 2010

  • End date

    Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 WEST 2013

  • Date awarded

    Fri Feb 05 00:00:00 WET 2010


Dysregulated behaviors in bulimia nervosa – a case-control study

Gonçalves, Sónia Ferreira; Machado, Bárbara César; Martins, Carla; Machado, P.

Background: Bulimia nervosa is often related to self-control difficulties and to self-harm behaviors. This study aimed to evaluate the frequency of self-injurious behavior, suicide attempts and other behaviors’ related to impulsivity in bulimia nervosa, using two control groups (a healthy group and a general psychiatric group), and also to examine the association between sexual abuse and parasuicide behaviours ...

The prevalence of binge eating disorder in a sample of college students in the ...

Ribeiro, Mónica; Conceição, Eva Martins; Vaz, Ana Rita Rendeiro Ribeiro; Machado, Paulo P. P.

Binge eating disorder (BED) has important associated comorbidities and has been recently considered as a diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition. This study investigates the prevalence of BED in a sample of college students using a two-stage design. Between October 2008 and July 2009, 805 students attending a public college campus completed the Questionna...

Eating disorder examination questionnaire (EDE-Q): psychometric properties and ...

Machado, Paulo P. P.; Martins, Carla; Vaz, Ana Rita Rendeiro Ribeiro; Conceição, Eva Martins; Bastos, Ana Pinto; Gonçalves, Sónia

ObjectiveThe first aim of the current study was to establish general population norms for the Portuguese version of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) in a large community sample of female adolescents and young women, as well, for a diverse Eating Disorder (ED) clinical sample, and for women with obesity without an ED. A second aim of the study was to assess the discriminant validity of the E...

Dysregulated behaviors in bulimia nervosa: a case-control study

Gonçalves, Sónia; Machado, Bárbara Freire Brito César; Martins, C.; Brandão, Isabel; Torres, António Roma; Machado, Paulo P. P.

Background: Bulimia nervosa (BN) is often related to self-control difficulties and to dysregulated behaviours. This study aimed to evaluate the frequency of self-injurious behaviour, suicide attempts, and other dysregulated behaviours in BN, using two control groups (a healthy group and a general psychiatric group), and also to examine the association between these behaviours and alleged sexual abuse in BN.Meth...

Understanding depressive symptoms after bariatric surgery: the role of weight, ...

Sousa, P; Bastos, AP; Venâncio, P; Vaz, AR; Brandão, I; Costa, JM; Machado, P; Conceição, E

INTRODUCTION: Depressive symptoms have been reported as prevalent after bariatric surgery. This study aims to analyze the role of weight, eating behaviors and body image in depressive symptomatology in bariatric surgery patients assessed post-operatively. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study including 52 bariatric surgery patients assessed post-operatively with a follow-up time ranging from 22 ...

Date: 2014   |   Origin: Saúde - CUF

Loss of control eating and weight outcomes after bariatric surgery: a study wit...

Conceição, Eva Martins; Silva, Ana Isabel Pinto Bastos Leite; Brandão, Isabel; Vaz, Ana Rita Rendeiro Ribeiro; Ramalho, Sofia Marlene Marques

The present study aim is to investigate the frequency of loss of control eating (LOC) episodes in three groups with different assessment times: one before, one at short and one at long-term after bariatric surgery; as well as to explore the association of postoperative problematic eating behaviors and weight outcomes and psychological characteristics. This cross-sectional study compared a group of preoperative ...

Use of text messaging services to promote health behaviors in children

Fassnacht, Daniel Benjamin; Ali, Kathina; Silva, Cátia Sofia Botelho; Gonçalves, Sónia; Machado, Paulo P. P.

Objective: To examine adherence to, satisfaction with, and preliminary efficacy of mobile phone short message service (SMS) to promote health behaviors in school-aged children.Methods: A total of 49 children (aged 8-10 years) were randomized by school classes into a monitoring vs nomonitoring group. All children participated in 2 educational group sessions that focused on health behaviors: the advantages of inc...

Volumetric alterations in the nucleus accumbens and caudate nucleus in bulimia ...

Coutinho, Joana; Ramos, Ana Filipa Pereira; Maia, Liliana Filipa Costa; Castro, Liliana Correia de; Conceição, Eva Martins da; Geliebter, Allan

Bulimia nervosa (BN) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors (such as purging, fasting, or excessive exercise) to prevent weight gain. BN has been associated with deficits in inhibitory control processes. The basal ganglia specifically, the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and the caudate nucleus (CN) are part of the frontostriatal circuits invol...

Anorexia nervosa versus bulimia nervosa: differences based on retrospective cor...

Machado, Bárbara César; Gonçalves, Sónia F.; Martins, Carla; Brandão, Isabel; Roma-Torres, António; Hoek, Hans W.; Machado, Paulo P.

Objective This study is the result of two Portuguese case– control studies that examined the replication of retrospective correlates and preceding life events in anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) development. This study aims to identify retrospective correlates that distinguish AN and BN Method A case–control design was used to compare a group of women who met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of M...


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