The goal of this study was to evaluate whether people have exhibited more disordered eating behaviors (e.g. binging, restricting food, purging, etc.) during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. While the general survey evaluated these behaviors in a general sample, we were also interested in investigating if there was a difference in the change of these symptoms in people who had eating disorders before the onset of the pandemic. We predicted that there would be an increase in disordered eating behaviors as a result of the pandemic. We also predicted that people with pre-existing eating disorders would have experienced a larger increase in symptoms than those who did not.
Sturm, Casper and Adams, Chelsea, "The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Disordered Eating Behaviors" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 78.