Comparisons of attitudes and practices between obese and normal weight women in Taiwan

Shene Pin Hu, Tzu Yin Chiang, Sung Ling Yeh, Yi Wen Chien

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摘要

This study was designed to obtain baseline data regarding self-reported body image, attitudes toward overweight people, and dietary behaviors of normal-weight and obese women in Taiwan. Fifty obese women (BMI ≧ 27) and age-matched normal-weight women participated in this study. Written questionnaires were used for data collection. Simple frequency and t-test were used to analyze data. In general, the majority of normal-weight women perceived themselves as being heavier than their actual body weight. The normal-weight group had more high inaccurate images of their bodies than that of the obese group (72% vs. 24%). Obese and normal-weight women had similar attitudes to overweight people, but some of their attitudes showed significant differences. Obese women would prefer to consume more fried foods and drink sugar-containing foods than would normal-weight women (p <0.05). Education about accurate perceptions of what is normal weight for women and adopting energy-diluted foods for obese women is needed in the future.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)567-571
頁數5
期刊Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
16
發行號3
出版狀態已發佈 - 九月 2007

指紋

Taiwan
Weights and Measures
Food
Body Image
Body Weight
Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Comparisons of attitudes and practices between obese and normal weight women in Taiwan. / Hu, Shene Pin; Chiang, Tzu Yin; Yeh, Sung Ling; Chien, Yi Wen.

於: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 卷 16, 編號 3, 09.2007, p. 567-571.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Hu, Shene Pin ; Chiang, Tzu Yin ; Yeh, Sung Ling ; Chien, Yi Wen. / Comparisons of attitudes and practices between obese and normal weight women in Taiwan. 於: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2007 ; 卷 16, 編號 3. 頁 567-571.
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