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Measurement of body size and shape perception in eating-disordered and control observers using body-shape software.
A disturbance in the perception of personal body size and shape is a key feature of both anorexia and bulimia nervosa, but it has proved difficult to quantify. Previous attempts have used methodsExpand
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The estimation of body mass index and physical attractiveness is dependent on the observer's own body mass index
A disturbance in the evaluation of personal body mass and shape is a key feature of both anorexia and bulimia nervosa. However, it is uncertain whether overestimation is a causal factor in theExpand
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Supermodels: stick insects or hourglasses?
Supermodels have been criticised for being a bad role model for young women because of their unnatural thinness, and have even been linked to the increase in eating disorders, such as anorexia andExpand
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The predictive validity of the BioMedical Admissions Test for pre‐clinical examination performance
Context  Some medical courses in the UK have many more applicants than places and almost all applicants have the highest possible previous and predicted examination grades. The BioMedical AdmissionsExpand
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Large multi‐centre pilot randomized controlled trial testing a low‐cost, tailored, self‐help smoking cessation text message intervention for pregnant smokers (MiQuit)
Abstract Aims To estimate the effectiveness of pregnancy smoking cessation support delivered by short message service (SMS) text message and key parameters needed to plan a definitive trial. DesignExpand
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A computer-graphic technique for the study of body size perception and body types
We present a novel approach for measuring body size estimation in normal and eating-disordered women and men. Clinical categories of body types were used as prototypes. By comparing the subjectiveExpand
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Emotional intelligence and academic attainment of British secondary school children: a cross-sectional survey
Trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) covers a wide range of self-perceived skills and personality dispositions such as motivation, confidence, optimism, peer relations and coping with stress. InExpand
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The BioMedical Admissions Test for medical student selection: Issues of fairness and bias
Background: The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) forms part of the undergraduate medical admission process at the University of Cambridge. The fairness of admissions tests is an important issue.Expand
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Cognitive and Behavioral Predictors of Quit Attempts and Biochemically-Validated Abstinence During Pregnancy
Abstract Introduction: Initiating a quit attempt and achieving abstinence are distinct behaviors that have distinct correlates in general smokers. Studies predicting prenatal smoking have notExpand
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Uptake of Tailored Text Message Smoking Cessation Support in Pregnancy When Advertised on the Internet (MiQuit): Observational Study
Background Smoking in pregnancy is a major public health concern. Pregnant smokers are particularly difficult to reach, with low uptake of support options and few effective interventions. TextExpand
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