Prospective, longitudinal studies of risk factors for anorexia nervosa (AN) are lacking and existing cross-sectional studies are generally narrow in focus and lack methodological rigor. Building on two studies that used the Oxford Risk Factor Interview (RFI) to establish time precedence and comprehensively assess potential risk correlates for AN, the present study advances this line of research and represents the first case-control study of risk factors for AN in the USA.
Pike, K. M.; Hilbert, A.; Wilfley, D. E.; Fairburn, C. G.; Dohm, Faith-Anne; Walsh, B. T.; and Striegel-Moore, R. H., "Toward an understanding of risk factors for Anorexia Nervosa: A case-control study" (2008). School of Education and Human Development Faculty Publications. 27.
Pike, K. M., Hilbert, A., Wilfley, D. E., Fairburn, C. G., Dohm, F. A., Walsh, B. T., & Striegel-Moore, R. H. (2008). Toward an understanding of risk factors for Anorexia Nervosa: A case-control study. Psychological Medicine, 38(10), 1443-1453