Abstract. In order to identify some of the psychological-environmental factors behind an unbalanced diet or incorrect eating habits which may be connected to the onset of eating-behavior disorders. A sample of 4550 teenagers (2221 males and 2329 females) aged between 12,3 and 18,9 years (mean age = 14.49 ± 3.8), was consecutively recruited taken from several secondary schools and high schools. The Pisa Survey for Eating Disorders (PSQ), a questionnaire aimed at evaluating both eating habits and self-perception of body image, was administered. Answers given to some items have highlighted a recurrence of cognitive distortions, an excessively rigid self-perception of body image as well as frequent, often daily, dysfunctional eating habits. The PSED questionnaire has proved itself to be a useful and easy-to-use tool. It helps to reveal maladjusted behavior and to evaluate probable risk factors connected with the development of eating and emotional disorders. Key

Eating behavior and body image perception: an epidemiological study on Italian Adolescents / Pruneti, Carlo; Fontana, Federico; Bicchieri, Lorenza. - In: ACTA BIOMEDICA. - ISSN 2531-6745. - 75:(2004), pp. 179-184.

Eating behavior and body image perception: an epidemiological study on Italian Adolescents

Carlo Pruneti;Lorenza Bicchieri
2004

Abstract

Abstract. In order to identify some of the psychological-environmental factors behind an unbalanced diet or incorrect eating habits which may be connected to the onset of eating-behavior disorders. A sample of 4550 teenagers (2221 males and 2329 females) aged between 12,3 and 18,9 years (mean age = 14.49 ± 3.8), was consecutively recruited taken from several secondary schools and high schools. The Pisa Survey for Eating Disorders (PSQ), a questionnaire aimed at evaluating both eating habits and self-perception of body image, was administered. Answers given to some items have highlighted a recurrence of cognitive distortions, an excessively rigid self-perception of body image as well as frequent, often daily, dysfunctional eating habits. The PSED questionnaire has proved itself to be a useful and easy-to-use tool. It helps to reveal maladjusted behavior and to evaluate probable risk factors connected with the development of eating and emotional disorders. Key
Eating behavior and body image perception: an epidemiological study on Italian Adolescents / Pruneti, Carlo; Fontana, Federico; Bicchieri, Lorenza. - In: ACTA BIOMEDICA. - ISSN 2531-6745. - 75:(2004), pp. 179-184.
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