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Title: A quantitative exploration of the concept and construct of 'muscle dysmorphia' with a male UK internet sample
Author: Margetts, Alexander
Awarding Body: University of Oxford - Harris Manchester College
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
'Muscle dysmorphia' is a relatively new concept, primarily researched in the USA. It is used to describe those who experience distress because they perceive their physique to be inadequate and are consequently preoccupied by this, engaging in 'muscular enhancement strategies' such as excessive exercise, diet control, supplement use, and steroid abuse. The literature is divided as to whether muscle dysmorphia is best conceptualised within an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or body dysmorphic disorder framework. Several measures and a biopsychosocial model of muscle dysmorphia development have been proposed. This study aimed to investigate the suitability of one of the measures (the 'Muscle Dysmorphic Disorder Inventory': MDDI) for use with a male UK internet sample, and the predictive power of variables within Grieve's model on muscle dysmorphia symptomology (MDS).
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Doctor of Clinical Psychology--Harris Manchester College, 2008 Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.490823  DOI: Not available
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