(GI-14/1) Psychological Aproach on Eating Disorders and Obesity

Group Coordinator:

José Ignacio Baile Ayensa
Universidad a distancia de Madrid
Carretera de La Coruña, KM.38,500 Vía de Servicio, nº 15
28400 Collado Villalba MADRID
Tel: (+34) 918 56 16 99
joseignacio.baile@udima.es

Members of the Research Group:

Keywords:

Eating Disorders, obesity, body image, life span.

Short description of the Group and objectives:

This research group focuses its work on the psychological perspective of the health problems associated with eating behavior. Nowadays overweight and obesity affect almost half of the population of Western societies, health disorders coexist, moreover, with the now classic eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa) that continue to affect thousands of young people. This group researchs Psychology research aspects related to the etiology, prevalence, prevention and treatment of these health problems in different age groups and populations.

Our goals:

  • Increase knowledge about the etiology, assessment, prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity...
  • Increase knowledge of certain Eating Disorders and Obesity related variables that have been studied worldwide within the Spanish population.
  • Provide new screening and assessment instruments in the field of Eating Disorders and Obesity, adapted to the Spanish population.
  • Explore the use of ICT for the prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity.
  • Publish handbooks and articles to spread the psychological intervention approach in the field of Eating Disorders and Obesity.
  • Increase knowledge of the increasing prevalence of obesity in the elderly.
  • Set the socio-sanitary profile of this new growing phenomenon of obesity in the Spanish population to cope with this new social and health alert in elderly people.
  • Design and implement programs to promote healthy habits that promote a healthy and balanced diet in the elderly, that fits the metabolic and hormonal changes and the new caloric intake needs.

Investigation lines:

  • Etiology of Eating Disorders and Obesity.
  • Assessment of Eating Disorders and Obesity.
  • Psychological intervention in prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders and Obesity.
  • Demographic and psychosocial aspects associated with Eating Disorders and Obesity.
  • Using information and communications technology in the study and treatment of the variables associated with Eating Disorders and Obesity.
  • Psychological approach in the study of body image throughout the life span.

Posts:

  • Baile, J.I. (2015) "Obesos pero malnutridos: un grave problema en Latinoamérica". Revista Médica de Chile, en edición. (Revista indexada JCR-ISI).
  • Baile, J.I. y González, M.J. (2014) "Precisión del índice de masa corporal, obtenido a partir de los datos de peso y altura autoinformados en una muestra infantil española". Nutrición Hospitalaria, 29, 810-813 (Revista indexada JCR-ISI).
  • Baile, J.I. y González, M.J. (2014) "Tratando la anorexia nerviosa, técnicas y estrategias psicológicas". Madrid. Ed: Pirámide. (Libro).
  • Baile, J.I. (2014) "Trastorno por atracón, el nuevo trastorno del comportamiento alimentario". Revista Médica de Chile,142, 138-139 (Revista indexada JCR-ISI).
  • Baile, J.I. y González, M.J. (2013) "Tratando la obesidad, técnicas y estrategias psicológicas". Madrid. Ed: Pirámide. (Libro).
  • Caprara, M.G., Molina, M.A., Schettini, R., Santacreu, M., Orosa, T., Mendoza-Nuñez V., Rojas, M., y Fernández-Ballesteros, R. (2013) "Active Aging Promotion: Results from the Vital Aging® Program". Current Gerontology and Geriatric Research, Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 817813, 14.
  • Fernández-Ballesteros, R., Fernández-Ballesteros, R., Caprara, M.G., Schettini, R., Mendoza-Nuñez V., Orosa, T., Kornfeld, R., Rojas, M., López-Bravo, M.D., Santacreu, M., Molina, M.A., Chun-Shi, P., Zamarrón, M.D. y Bustillos, A. (2013) "Effects of University Programs for the elderly. Changes in cultural and group stereotype, self-perception of aging, and emotional balance". Educational Gerontology, 39: 119-131.
  • Baile, J.I. y González, M.J. (2013) "Intervención psicológica en obesidad". Madrid. Ed: Pirámide. (Libro)
  • Baile, J.I., González, A., Ramírez, C. y Suarez, P. (2011) "Imagen corporal, hábitos alimentarios y hábitos de ejercicio físico en hombres usuarios de gimnasio y hombres universitarios no usuarios". Revista de Psicología del Deporte, ISSN 1988-5636, 20(2), 353-366. (Revista indexada JCR-SCI).
  • Baile, J.I. y González, M.J. (2011) "Comorbilidad psicopatológica en obesidad". Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra, ISSN 1137-6627, 4(2), 253-61. (Revista indexada JCR-ISI).

Research projects:

Fundación HERGAR: Estudio del estilo de vida asociado a nuevas tecnologías y su impacto en la obesidad infantil. 2013.