publication . Article . 2018

Body weight perception and body weight control behaviors in adolescents

Robson Frank; Gaia Salvador Claumann; Érico Pereira Gomes Felden; Diego Augusto Santos Silva; Andreia Pelegrini;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2018 Journal: Jornal de Pediatria, volume 94, pages 40-47 (issn: 0021-7557, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Objective: To investigate the association between the perception of body weight (as above or below the desired) and behaviors for body weight control in adolescents. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study that included 1051 adolescents (aged 15–19 years) who were high school students attending public schools. The authors collected information on the perception of body weight (dependent variable), weight control behaviors (initiative to change the weight, physical exercise, eating less or cutting calories, fasting for 24 h, taking medications, vomiting, or taking laxatives), and measured body weight and height to calculate the body mass index and then classify...
Subjects
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Body weight changes, Weight reduction programs, Alterações do peso corporal, Ganho de peso, Perda de peso, Programas de redução de peso, Comportamentos saudáveis, Weight gain, medicine.symptom, medicine, Clinical psychology, Health behavior, Weight Reduction Program, Weight Perception, business.industry, business, Body weight, Weight loss, lcsh:Pediatrics, lcsh:RJ1-570
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