The relationship between Health-Related Quality of Life and disturbed attitudes towards eating in adolescent of normal BMI

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Health-Related Quality of Life can be studied in different areas, and its association with various disorders can be considered. One of these areas can be included disturbed attitudes towards eating. This study reviews the relationship between Health-Related QOL and disturbed attitudes towards eating in adolescents of normal BMI. According to previous researches, the amount of disturbed attitudes towards eating and BMI values are associated with each other, plus an abnormal BMI values can affect Health-Related QOL. Therefore in the present study was used only normal BMI, so that abnormal BMI couldn't be affected the relationship between Health-Related QOL and disturbed attitudes towards eating. In this study, 200 persons of boys and girls students in high-school were randomly selected. To assess Health-Related QOL and distorted eating attitudes, the SF-36 and EAT-26 questionnaires were used. Data analysis was performed using Pearson correlation. Results showed that when increased disturbed attitudes towards eating, qualities of Emotional well-being, Social function, Pain and General health get worse. Reviews separately in boys and girls also showed that in the girls, disturbed attitudes towards eating had an inverse relationship with more dimensions of Health-Related QOL. In these study was concluded, if there were disturbed attitudes towards eating in adolescents, Health-Related QOL in them can be defective, especially in the adolescent girls. © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Asl, N. R. H., & Poursharifi, H. (2011). The relationship between Health-Related Quality of Life and disturbed attitudes towards eating in adolescent of normal BMI. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 30, pp. 2068–2073). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.10.402

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