COMPOSITION AND PERCEPTION OF BODY IMAGE IN ADULT WOMEN

Ra Ximhai. 2017;13(2):97-103

 

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Journal Title: Ra Ximhai

ISSN: 1665-0441 (Print)

Publisher: Universidad Autónoma Indígena de México

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Mexico

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, English

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AUTHORS

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

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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

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.