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LEONIDAS, Carolina  and  SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos. Instruments for the assessment of body image and food habits in anorexia nervosa:analysis of scientific production. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.4, pp.868-883. ISSN 1414-9893.

The aim of this integrative review of the literature is to describe the instruments used to assess body image and food habits in nervous anorexia. The examined databases were LILACS and SciELO. Ninety-eight references were identified, eight of which were selected, and full articles were consulted for data extraction, constituting the corpus of the research. There was a predominance of publications in the last decade, mainly from 2000 on. Overall, results indicated that there are few instruments to assess body image and food habits in detail, and most of the instruments found were aimed at assessing the patients and diagnosing eating disorder (ED). This evidenced the need for further studies in the field of test, scale and inventory development and validation which address the partial syndromes of ED, such as body image distortion.

Keywords : Anorexia nervosa; Body image; Eating disorders; Assessment instruments.

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