JRI 
Vol. 1, Issue 1, / January-March 2000
(Original Article, pages 11-15)

Shayesteh Jahanfar Corresponding Author
- Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
John Aden
- New South Wales University , New South Wales, Australia

Received: 1/2/2000 Accepted: 2/13/2000 - Publisher : Avicenna Research Institute

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Abstract

Introduction: Ninety four females who attended at the ultrasound department of Royal Hospital for Women underwent a transabdominal ultrasound to detect polycystic ovaries (PCO). Material and methods: Thirty-seven individuals had scan normal ovaries and 38 had scan evidence of polycystic ovary (PCO). All the subjects were sent a bulimia investigation test (Edinburgh) (BITE) questionnaire for abnormal eating behavior. Results: A total of 76 responses was received (81 %). Overall, most of women with PCO had abnormal BITE score and their mean BITE score showed a significant increase compared to those with normal ovaries. BITE score was significantly correlated with age.



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