Assessment of body perception among Swedish adolescents and young adults.

@article{Bergstrm2000AssessmentOB,
  title={Assessment of body perception among Swedish adolescents and young adults.},
  author={Erik Ingemar Bergstr{\"o}m and Hans Stenlund and B Svedjeh{\"a}ll},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={
          70-5
        }
}
PURPOSE To assess body perception in adolescents and young adults without anorexia nervosa. METHOD Using a visual size estimation technique, perceived body size was estimated in four groups of Swedish adolescents and young adults without anorexia nervosa (86 males and 95 females). Perceived body size was estimated at nine different body sites comparing these estimations to real body size. RESULTS The results show that 95% of males and 96% of females overestimated their body size (mean… CONTINUE READING
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