Insatisfacción corporal y comportamientos alimentarios anómalos en una muestra comunitaria de adultos chilenos

Translated title of the contribution: Body dissatisfaction and abnormal eating behaviors in a community sample of Chilean adults

Camila Oda-Montecinos, Carmina Saldaña, Christian Beyle, Ana Andrés, Rodrigo Moya-Vergara, Oscar Véliz-García

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Abstract

The aims of this research were to estimate the percentage of body weight dissatisfaction in males and females Chilean adults, assessing its relationship with different sociodemographic, behavioral and psychological variables, and analyzing whether the presence of body weight dissatisfaction acts as a risk factor for some disordered eating behaviors. The 654 participants (436 women, 218 men; age range 18-64 years, mean body mass index [BMI] 25.49 kg/m2) were evaluated with a battery of self-administered questionnaires. The percentage of body weight dissatis faction in the whole sample was 45.9% and significantly higher in women than men. Significant differences were observed in the clinical scales that evaluated disordered eating in function of the BMI of the participants; in those scales females also showed higher scores than males. Comparing participants with and without body weight dissa tisfaction, the first one showed more unhealthy eating behaviors. The results of this study show how body weight dissatisfaction can interact and influence healthy habits, such as a daily eating behaviors and physical exercise.

Translated title of the contributionBody dissatisfaction and abnormal eating behaviors in a community sample of Chilean adults
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)57-70
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Body weight dissatisfaction
  • Eating behavior
  • Weight control
  • Body weight
  • Adults

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