To explore the impact of a prevention program on the eating and body attitudes of a sample of adolescent schoolgirls.
The program involved lessons and group discussions of general adolescent problems and eating disorders.
A total of 25416-year-old schoolgirls were evaluated, of whom 154 participated in the program and a further 154 subjects formed the control group.
Variations in weight, Eating Attitudes Test and Eating Disorders Inventory at a 1-year follow-up were compared for the two groups.
Among high-risk subjects, no significant differences were found between the prevention and the control group.
The preventive program appeared to reduce significantly body dissatisfaction and to decrease the risk of bulimic attitudes in low-risk subjects.
Providing schoolgirls with the correct information about eating disorders did not encourage unhealthy attitudes to eating and weight regulation practices.
However, for high-risk subjects more intensive and specific intervention may be required, for which further research is needed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anorexie mentale, Boulimie, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle, Education santé, Image corporelle, Poids corporel, Attitude, Santé mentale, Etude longitudinale, Trouble comportement alimentaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia, Sanitary program, Prevention, Adolescent, Human, Female, Health education, Body image, Body weight, Attitude, Mental health, Follow up study, Eating disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0242918
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 16/11/1999.