2018
DOI: 10.1002/eat.22852
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Distorted weight perception correlates with disordered eating attitudes in Kuwaiti college women

Abstract: The high proportion of disordered eating attitudes among Kuwaiti college women could not be attributed to obesity alone as the type of disordered eating behavior varied more by weight perception than by weight status. The high levels of eating disorder related symptoms could be due to a combination of the social influences, diet, and lifestyle of college students. Such factors need to be considered by healthcare professionals as early as possible with more focused programs towards promotion of healthy weight f… Show more

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“…The results of this study showed that the participants who were dissatisfied with their weight scored the highest eating attitude scale median, whereas the same result was not obtained in the participants who were dissatisfied with their body image. This finding is consistent with the results of the studies [25,27]. Similarly, our results are compatible with the results of the studies [23,26] published previously.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 94%
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“…The results of this study showed that the participants who were dissatisfied with their weight scored the highest eating attitude scale median, whereas the same result was not obtained in the participants who were dissatisfied with their body image. This finding is consistent with the results of the studies [25,27]. Similarly, our results are compatible with the results of the studies [23,26] published previously.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 94%
“…This idea was supported by [17], which suggested that weight, disordered eating and body image dissatisfaction scores increased in the first years of college and that they were predicted by the early implicit internalization of the thin ideal. It was shown that the disordered eating behavior showed changes more by weight perception than by weight status in Kuwaiti college women [25]. The parallel results of another study carried out [26] showed that adolescents' self-perception of being overweighed was associated with unhealthy weight control behaviors during the young adulthood period.…”
Section: Perceived Weight and Body Imagementioning
confidence: 88%
“…Although eating disorders were once considered a Western phenomenon, more recent research has reported dieting, weight concerns, and disordered eating in Arab countries (e.g., Musaiger et al, 2013;Alkazemi et al, 2018). Similar to Western cultures, the rates of disordered eating and body dissatisfaction are generally higher in females compared to males in Arab countries (Musaiger et al, 2013).…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Obesity induces all major metabolic disorders, especially diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease [2], and is related to osteoarthritis, gallbladder diseases, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, and some types of cancer [3]. Recent surveys showed that excessive dieting linked to eating disorders and other aberrant diet-related behaviors are common among Kuwaiti youth [4,5]. Such diet trends appear to work against the development of healthy eating behaviors for maintaining a normal BMI.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Moreover, diets that include restrictions result in cravings; therefore, they may not be effective weight loss treatments [14]. Several investigations demonstrated that diets and restrained eating are associated with higher body mass index (BMI) and increased risk for disordered eating attitudes [4,15]. The most recent guidelines on healthy eating recommend that dietitians use a "total-diet approach" in weight management practice with clients [16].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%