Current knowledge on eating experiences and behaviours in cystic fibrosis: exploring the challenges and potential opportunities for interventions

Egan, Helen and Mantzios, Michail (2021) Current knowledge on eating experiences and behaviours in cystic fibrosis: exploring the challenges and potential opportunities for interventions. In: Hidden and Lesser-known Disordered Eating Behaviors in Medical and Psychiatric Conditions. Springer, Switzerland, pp. 239-246. ISBN 9783030811747

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Abstract

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a progressive autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by defects in a recessive gene, the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). The resulting imbalance in fluids and salts increases the production of thick, sticky mucus and impairs the functioning of the respiratory tract and impacts on digestive system organs (liver, pancreas and intestine) leading to the maldigestion and malabsorption of nutrients. Symptoms impact strongly on eating behaviours and nutritional and weight status which is closely linked to respiratory status. There is a paucity of research on eating experiences and behaviours, the limited evidence available focuses on eating disorders and disordered eating, with no clear conclusions reached. Recent research has explored mindful eating practices in an attempt to gain a fuller understanding of eating behaviours in people with CF and to develop interventions supporting psychological wellbeing alongside improved eating behaviours.
Key words: Cystic Fibrosis, eating experiences, eating behaviours, mindfulness, mindful eating, nutrition, health and wellbeing

Item Type: Book Section
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2 October 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis, eating experiences, eating behaviours, mindfulness, mindful eating, nutrition, health and wellbeing
Subjects: CAH04 - psychology > CAH04-01 - psychology > CAH04-01-04 - psychology and health
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Helen Egan
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2022 14:35
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2022 14:35
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12976

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