Eating attitude in the obese patients: the evaluation in terms of relational factors


KESKİN G. , ENGİN E. , DÜLGERLER Ş.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, cilt.17, ss.900-908, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2010.01608.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.900-908

Özet

Obesity, a complex disease, involves many psychological problems besides eating disorders. In this study, we aimed to examine the relationship between the eating attitude and body perception, which is thought to affect the eating attitude in the patients diagnosed as obese, the ability to solve the problem, the strategy of coping with stress and some socio-demographic features. A total of 99 adults aged between 20 and 68 years, who were examined in the Polyclinic of Endocrinology and Metabolism Diseases, Ege University, Turkiye, constituted the sample of the study. Eating Attitude Test, The Body Perception Scale and The Scale of Coping with Strategies were used in order to collect the data. Misperception of the body and the ability to solve the problem increased as eating attitude defects increased. A positive correlation was determined between the eating attitude defects and the habitude of pursuing social support and the ability of coping.