**This study is closed to recruitment**
A cancer diagnosis can prompt patients and survivors to make changes in their life, including what, when and how they eat. Specifically, young adults (YA) diagnosed with cancer may be increasingly conscious of the type and amount of food they are consuming and may choose to make changes to their diet.
YAs, specifically females, often turn to online resources for support and advice- include seeking out information on nutrition. Unfortunately, not every resource online is reputable and this could lead YA females diagnosed with cancer who are seeking advice online down an unhealthy and maladaptive path.
This research examined the factors associated with eating behaviours and attitudes of YA females with cancer.
111 Factors Associated with Orthorexia Symptoms and Disordered Eating Behaviors in Young Women with Cancer
Meghan Waterman, BA Hons Student
(Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, MUN)
Sheila N. Garland, PhD
(Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Division of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, MUN)