Karin Louise Lenz Dunker

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Dieting, a behavioral phenomenon which is becoming more frequent among adolescents, is certainly involved in the pathogenesis of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa (AN), and may result in an unbalanced nutrition. Our study aimed at identifying girls with symptoms of AN and describing their diets. We assessed girls with symptoms by using the(More)
BACKGROUND Female adolescents with type I diabetes mellitus (TIDM) have an increased risk of developing eating disorders (ED) due to the dietary recommendations. OBJECTIVE Investigate the association between dietary intake and increased risk of ED. METHODS Case-control study with 50 T1DM female adolescents (11-16 years) and 100 healthy peers (CG).(More)
During a four month scholarly leave in United States of America, researchers designed a culturally appropriate prevention program for eating disorders (ED) for Brazilian adolescent girls. The program "Se Liga na Nutrição" was modeled on other effective programs identified in a research literature review and was carried out over eleven interactive sessions.(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate the weight-control behaviors (WCBs) scale and to evaluate its psychometric properties. STUDY DESIGN We made use of data from a cluster-randomized trial assessing the effectiveness of the Brazilian New Moves Program. The Brazilian New Moves Program was a multicomponent intervention aimed at preventing weight-related(More)
PURPOSE To conduct a cluster randomized controlled trial comparing the Brazilian version of the New Moves program (NMP) versus observation among Brazilian adolescent girls. METHODS Ten schools were randomly allocated to the Brazilian NMP or the observation arm. Study participants included 12-14-year-old girls. Recruitment occurred between February 2014(More)
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