Prevalence of orthorexia nervosa in resident medical doctors in the faculty of medicine (Ankara, Turkey)

Bosi A. T. B., Camur D., Gueler C.

APPETITE, vol.49, no.3, pp.661-666, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.appet.2007.04.007
  • Journal Name: APPETITE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.661-666
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study has been carried out to "identify highly sensitive behavior on healthy nutrition (orthorexia nervosa-ON)" in residence medical doctors (MD) in the Faculty of Medicine. Diagnoses of ON was based on the presence of a disorder with obsessive-compulsive personality. The study is a cross-sectional research, which reached out to the entire 318 MD. The ORTO-15 test was used to propose a diagnostic proceeding and to try verify the prevalence of ON. Those subjects who were classified below 40 from the ORTO-15 test are accepted to have ON.