Ra Ximhai (2017-07-01)

COMPOSITION AND PERCEPTION OF BODY IMAGE IN ADULT WOMEN

  • Fabiola Elizabeth Soto-Montero,
  • Milton Carlos Guevara-Valtier,
  • Carolina Valdez-Montero

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 13, no. 2
pp. 97 – 103

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The purpose of the study was to describe the composition and perception of body image in adult women. 300 women participated from 35 to 59 years of age. A convenience Sampling was used. Sociodemographic data was used, body mass index and body image perception questionnaire. The study showed that 36.3% on weight and 41.3% some type of obesity. Regarding perception, 16.7% was perceived in obesity, while 12% overestimated their condition in relation to the actual BMI, that is, 48% perceived to be overweight. 85% of the participants wanted to be placed in a normal BMI and only 22.3% presented this condition with respect to their actual BMI. For future studies it is recommended to include psychological variables to identify potential causes of overweight and obesity in women.

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