Perceptions of body image among Malaysian male and female adolescents.

@article{Khor2009PerceptionsOB,
  title={Perceptions of body image among Malaysian male and female adolescents.},
  author={Geok Lin Khor and M. S. Zalilah and Y Y Phan and Marcus Ang and B Maznah and Abd Karim Norimah},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={303-11}
}
INTRODUCTION Body image concerns are common among adolescents as they undergo rapid physical growth and body shape changes. Having a distorted body image is a risk factor for the development of disordered eating behaviours and eating disorders. This study was undertaken to investigate body image concerns among Malaysian male and female adolescents aged 11-15 years. METHODS A total of 2,050 adolescents (1,043 males and 1,007 females) with a mean age of 13.1 +/- 0.8 years from secondary schools… CONTINUE READING
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