Prevention programme for eating disturbances in adolescents. Is their effect on body image maintained at 30 months later?

Paola Espinoza, Eva Penelo, Rosa M. Raich

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Abstract

We assessed changes in the body image of Spanish adolescents who participated in a programme aimed at preventing disordered eating, with a 30-month follow-up. 254 girls and 189 boys aged 12-14 were assigned to a control group (n= 201) or one of two possible experimental conditions: media literacy programme (ML, n= 143) and media literacy plus nutrition awareness programme (ML+NUT, n= 99). Body image was assessed with the Body Image Questionnaire (Qüestionari d'Imatge Corporal; QüIC). Pre-test, post-test, 7- and 30-month follow-up measurements were taken. Linear model analyses were carried out with a 2 × 3 × 3 ANOVA (sex × group × phase), adjusted by the baseline level. At 30-month follow-up, ML and ML. +. NUT participants showed fewer body problems and more body satisfaction than the control group. There is a need for prevention programmes addressing eating and body image disturbances that involve both boys and girls. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-181
JournalBody Image
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Body image problems
  • Body satisfaction
  • Eating disturbances
  • Media literacy
  • Prevention

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