Orthorexia Nervosa and the Quality of Life among Health Sciences Students in Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor


  • Mohd Ramadan Ab Hamid Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty of Health Sciences UiTM Puncak Alam Selangor
  • Nurfarhah Najwa Azman Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty of Health Sciences UiTM Puncak Alam Selangor
  • Norimah Said Centre for Nursing Faculty of Health Sciences UiTM Puncak Alam Selangor
  • Aiman Nadia Akmar Rahman Centre of Physiotherapy Faculty of Health Sciences UiTM Puncak Alam Selangor




Orthorexia Nervosa, Quality of Life, University student


Orthorexia Nervosa (ON) is the obsession of an individual towards healthy foods. It has been shown to be related to quality of life (QoL). The aims of this study are to assess the prevalence of ON, QoL, and the correlation between ON and QoL. 138 students completed Orto-15 and WHOQOL-BREF questionnaires. 67.4% of the students had the tendency to experience ON. For Quality of Life, the psychological domain scored the highest (M=64.14, SD=11.74), while the social domain was the lowest (M=62.52, SD=11.41). There was a small correlation (r<0.29) between Orthorexia Nervosa and the quality of life.


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How to Cite

Ab Hamid, M. R., Azman, N. N., Said, N., & Rahman, A. N. A. (2018). Orthorexia Nervosa and the Quality of Life among Health Sciences Students in Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(7), 121–126. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1264

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