Obesity stigmatization and coping: Relation to mental health symptoms, body image, and self-esteem

@article{Myers1999ObesitySA,
  title={Obesity stigmatization and coping: Relation to mental health symptoms, body image, and self-esteem},
  author={Alexis Myers and JC Rosen},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={221-230}
}
  • A. Myers, JC Rosen
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Obesity
OBJECTIVE: To create inventories of stigmatizing situations faced by obese people and ways of coping with stigmatization, and to examine how stigma and coping are related to psychological distress in an obese patient population. [...] Key Method Study 2: Obese patients were surveyed about the frequency with which they encountered each form of stigmatization and employed each form of coping. Cross-sectional data on current psychological adjustment were obtained.Expand
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