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Motriz: Revista de Educação Física

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LEGNANI, Rosimeide Francisco Santos et al. Eating disorders and body image in Physical Education students. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp.84-91. ISSN 1980-6574.

The objective of this study was to identify the relationships possible eating disorders and distortion of body image in physical education students. The sample was composed by 229 students (45.6% males). The body image was analyzed by mean Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ) and the eating disorders through Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26). The presence of possible eating disorders was associated with distortion of body image (p<0.001) and not with nutritional status (p=0.448). Already the distortion in body image was associated both with possible eating disorders (p<0.001) and with the nutritional status (p=0.016). The university students with distortion of body image that were 5.29-folder higher (CI 95%: 2.15-13.09) when compared with no disorders group. The possible eating disorders indicators and distortion body image were higher in females and the higher nutritional status prevalence in males.

Keywords : Body image; Feeding behavior; Physical education and training; Health education; Education higher.

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