آیا دختران مبتلا به اختلالات تغذیه ای با برداشت پدر و مادر شان از عملکرد خانواده موافق هستند؟
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|31296||2005||5 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||3434 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Comprehensive Psychiatry, Volume 46, Issue 2, March–April 2005, Pages 135–139
Objective The current study compared the perceptions of family functioning between daughters with eating disorders (EDs) and their parents. This investigation was an expansion of the Fornari et al (Compr Psychiatry 1999;40:434-441) study, which investigated the relationship between the perceived family functioning and depressive symptoms in individuals with ED patients receiving outpatient services. Method One hundred twenty-six female subjects, ranging in age from 13 to 34 years (mean 18.3 years) completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) (Arch Gen Psychiatry 1961;4:561-571) and the Family Assessment Device (FAD) (J Marital Fam Ther 1983;9:171-180) on admission to an outpatient ED program. The patient's parent(s) (118 mothers and 96 fathers) also completed the FAD. Eating disorder subgroup diagnosis and major depressive disorder diagnosis were established according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, criteria, using the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Lifetime (Arch Gen Psychiatry 1987;35:837-844). Repeated measures analysis of covariance was performed comparing family members on each of the 7 subscales of the FAD with BDI entered as the covariate. Results Statistically significant differences were found between patient and parental perceptions of overall family functioning. Mothers rated family functioning as significantly healthier and less chaotic than their daughters did. There were fewer significant differences between maternal and paternal perceptions of family functioning, and no significant differences between fathers' and daughters' perceptions of the family. Eating disorder diagnosis did not contribute to these differences in perception of family functioning. In addition, high self-reported depressive symptoms of the daughters were related to the perception of high family dysfunction for all 3 informants; depressive symptoms did not, however, alter the differences in perception between family members. Discussion Differences in viewpoints between parents and daughters regarding the family environment may contribute to the continuation of a dysfunctional family pattern and maintenance of the ED and/or impact negatively on the course of treatment. Possible implications for treatment are discussed, particularly because of the differences of the mothers' views. The results of this study strongly support the importance of including the patient's family in the initial evaluation, regardless of the patient's age.
Many researchers have emphasized the importance of the family in the development, maintenance, and understanding of eating-disordered behaviors. Family therapy has been an integral component of treatment since the earliest descriptions of anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) , ,  and . Research (assessment and evaluation) on families of patients with eating disorders (EDs) has been conducted using a range of approaches. These have included: observational methodologies , , ,  and , structured clinical interviews , and a variety of self-report instruments. The most widely used self-report instruments are Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale (FACES) , Family Assessment Device (FAD) , Family Assessment Measure (FAM) , and Family Environment Scale (FES) . Overall, empirical evidence has led to inconsistent findings about specific family profiles or patterns of family interaction that would differentiate the families of patients with AN and/or BN , ,  and . In addition, in a nonclinical, community sample of college students with compulsive eating or severe dieting behavior, the students' perceptions of family cohesion and adaptability were totally unrelated to the disordered eating, indicating that there was not increased family pathology reported by the students . Previous research has provided some descriptions of mothers and fathers in ED families. Mothers have often been described as overinvolved and enmeshed, and fathers described as cold and distant . Little is known about the differences between how mothers and fathers view family functioning. Only a handful of studies have examined self-reported family functioning by both the patients with EDs and their parents ,  and , and results from these studies have been inconsistent. Some studies report that patients see more family dysfunction than their mothers and/or fathers. Some studies report on mothers only; fewer also report on fathers' perceptions. In addition, many of these studies had small sample sizes. One previous study  described the perception of family functioning, using the FAD, for both the child and the parents and reported that there were no significant differences. There were also no significant differences among the ED diagnostic groups. However, this study did not indicate whether it was the mother or father who had been the reporter. In addition, these researchers used only one of the 7 subscales from the FAD (the General Functioning subscale). Furthermore, this study presented an early adolescent age sample, with a mean age of 14.5 years. Gowers and North  reported on 35 adolescents with AN and their mothers, and found that results of the FAD were different between daughters and mothers. Daughters reported more family dysfunction overall than their mothers did, and the level of perceived dysfunction was not related to the severity of the AN. Woodside et al , using the FAM, reported that older patients (mean age of 24 years) with BN consistently reported higher family dysfunction than their parents. Also, mothers and fathers did not differ but showed the same patterns on the self-report measure. Fornari et al  found that self-reported depressive symptoms, but not ED diagnosis, predicted the level of perceived family dysfunction reported by subjects with EDs. The current investigation was an expansion of the Fornari et al  research to include the self-reported perceptions of the parents in comparison with those of the patients with ED. It was the purpose of the present study to compare the perceptions of family functioning between daughters with EDs and their mothers and their fathers. Furthermore, we examined whether the participants' perceptions of family functioning were related to the ED subtype or the degree of depressive symptoms in the patient with ED.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
In ED families, daughters and parents see the family environment differently, mothers more rosy, fathers and daughters more dysfunctional. Patients' ED diagnosis and level of depressive symptoms do not contribute to these differences in family perception. At this time, it is unclear what these differences in perceptions between daughters, mothers, and fathers regarding the family environment may mean. Further research into what is underlying these family differences could help us understand the meaning of these discordant perceptions and conflictual viewpoints. Perhaps we could then comprehend how this difference in viewpoints contributes to the continuation of dysfunctional family patterns and maintaining the ED and/or impacts the course of treatment. What is clear is that it is important to include the patient's family in the initial evaluation of the ED, regardless of the patient's age.